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On the 17th November, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) published a new report on gender equality in accessing the labour market in the European Union.

The report highlights how, still today, gender is a defining factor in the EU labour market that divides the workforce. This leads to the untapped potential of talent, unmet aspirations and lost opportunities for women, men and society at large. In all EU Member States, men dominate specific fields such as engineering and technology but are not present in others, such as teaching and care work. Gender divisions in the labour market extend to the distribution of leadership positions, career advancement possibilities, allocation of job tasks or income.

The report includes several recommendations including the need to develop Work-life balance provisions for women and men, such as parental or care leave, formal care services and flexible work arrangements which would help promote work-life balance for both.

Please click here to access the report.