If you take a look back in the past, men took the main part in the whole workforce. Mainly influenced by the era the people were living in, therefore the pressure of the environment and the expected manner of who should bring the earnings into the family. And so happend that men had the higher purchasing power because they were the ones bringing the money and also keeping eye on the budget of the family.

Did it change during the years? What is the share of women labor participation last years? How is the future outlook? Take a look at this article where you will find out what does it mean being womenomics and if u can be one too 🙂



7 thoughts on “WOMENOMICS?

  1. Europe policy is increasingly focusing on the activation of people who are not economically active as well as the unemployed. In the EU as a whole, women appear to be under-represented in LMP interventions as compared with their share of those registered as unemployed and of the wider population of all those wanting to work. Indeed, men have an activation rate which is 9 percentage points higher than women (year 2004).
    However, the situation varies between countries and care is needed in interpreting data because of the different definitions and regulations employed
    in each country.
    In addition in Latvia Labour market policy measures for 2004 was for men 46.6 % and for women 53.4 % and in the registered unemployed men 37.256 (1000s) and women 53.604 (1000s) at 2004.
    The increase in women’s participation in Latvias labour force is one of the most important social, economic, and cultural trends of the past century. The growing proportion of women doing paid work has transformed gender relations, changed patterns of marriage and childbearing, and is often viewed as a key indicator of women’s progress toward gender equality in the labour force.
    Since 1970, the proportion of all women in the labour force has increased from 43 percent to nearly 60 percent, while the proportion of men in the labour force decreased slightly, from 80 percent to 74 percent.
    This convergence between men’s and women’s labour force participation rates represents the tail end of a trend that began at least 90 years ago.

  2. It´s evident that there is a big progress connected with women and labour market. Fortunately there are now no more opinions like that women should stay at home taking care after the household, kids and husband. Women have become more ambitious and independent and want to make use of their own potential. Of course there is still little number of women in high positions, for example in the government (like in Slovakia), but we can see the progress in the entry of women to managerial positions anyway. I also think that the rising economic activity of women has been caused by changes in working patterns of women with children as well as by rising of part- time jobs. Moreover, the employement in service sector has increased and lots of women are working in this sector while there was a decline of employment of men in industrial sector which has become less attractive than services over the past two decades…

  3. Report of equal status between women and male in EU for year in 2008 shows that employment of women in EU grows however in average they are still in worse position as male considering salaries and jobs position.
    Researches of European Commission show that women labor force is grown quantitatively, but that doesn’t mean that is grown qualitative. Firstly despite of 59% women with universal education and in general with better education their employment is lower than male’s approximately for 14, 4 percentage point. And what’s more they also earn 15% less money per hour than male.
    Secondly women also have problem with reaching the high job position. On position of directors the number of women is increasing very slowly and represents only 33%. Beside that there are less women employed with small kids than male, 62, 4% women and 91.4% of male.
    The report wants to show us that the quality of working places is very important and necessary for productivity of workers and their life quality. Equality between sexes is a very important part of work quality, that’s why the report suggested that would be very good to do beside of increasing working places also take care of services, which would help to harmonize work and private life easily. What is more, the most important thing is to get over the stereotypes.

  4. Role of women and men in history has changed. From matriarchy and patriarchy to “mixedarchy” when in modern catholic society role who brings money is not important any more. Still there are some stereotypes regarding this issue but speaking in general and of course in my opinion and looking from economic point of view is better that both parents take part in bringing money to household.

  5. The increase in female employment in developed countries has been aided by a big shift in the type of jobs on offer. Manufacturing work, traditionally a male preserve, has declined, while jobs in services have expanded. This has reduced the demand for manual labour and put the sexes on a more equal footing.
    Women are becoming more important in the global marketplace not just as workers, but also as consumers, entrepreneurs, managers and investors. Women have traditionally done most of the household shopping, but now they have more money of their own to spend. Surveys suggest that women make perhaps 80% of consumers’ buying decisions – from health care and homes to furniture and food.

  6. At the present time it is the fact that the womens’ role has been changing and the importance of the women is on the increase.In the past,womens’ duties were well-known.They were all about housekeeping for theirselves.But now according to the researches,women employment rate is increasing.Women give education and labour more importance than men.Because they want to earn,spend their own money and to live in good conditions. According to Europen Council in March 2000,in Lizbon,Turkey’s female employment rate target for 2010 will be 60%.And recent figures on female employment: EU members(all); 59%-EU members the first 15; 57.1%.As it can be seen the percentages are so high. Nowadays,women are well-educated and they are trying to outface of the situation.Certainly,there are exceptions but generally we are faced with it.

  7. Of course, I think it’s really good the role of women in the labour market has changed and that more and more women can work in higher positions. According to a statistic about 5,7% of women work as top manager in big companies. Unfortunately, in comparision to the last years it decreases a bit. In contrast to that, more women work in top positions in SME companies.

    Moreover, I’ve read an article in a magazine about how women will work in 2020. There was a study of the Deutsche Bank that points out that women will earn more money and the combination of work and family will be more easier. The reason for that development would be that the economy will take more and more account on women. Finally, it will be normal that men will take care about children. That exactly underlines your assumptions/ thoughts.

    Furthermore, according to the american economical magazin: Forbes: the German chancellier is the most powerful women of the world. The 2nd place is the chinese vice chairwomen. The liste consists of 29 political women, 66 economical women and some working for media. Moreover, according to a study of the financial times the most important women in the economy of Europe is Ana Patricia BotĂ­n, managerin of Banco Espanol de Credito, in Spain. The second place is: Anne Lauvergeon, being the manager of the nuculaer company Areva and the third place: Valerie Gooding: managerin of the biggest insurance company of Great Britain: Bupa. ( the whole list can be found here: http://www.ftd.de/karriere_management/management/119095.html?bid=13013&p=1&cp=1)
    As you can see there are already women in top positions. Thus our chances to work in such a good position increase annually.


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