Eurostat: Great inequality in working life between men and women in Cyprus

Great inequality in working life between men and women in Cyprus

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At 37,9 years, the length of working life in Cyprus was calculated in 2021, above the average in the European Union (36 years) according to data released by Eurostat, the EU statistical service.

However, as recorded, in Cyprus the gender gap was the fifth largest in the EU, as the length of working life was estimated to be 7,5 years longer for men than for women.

Working life expectancy for people who are 15 years old in a given year has been gradually increasing since 2001, recording a decrease for the first time in 2020 due to the crisis of COVID-19.

Specifically, this index increased from 32,0 years in 2001 to 35,9 in 2019, and decreased to 35,6 years in 2020. In 2021, the index returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Working life expectancy shows several variations in different regions of the EU. The highest length was recorded in 2021 in the Netherlands (42,5 years), followed by Sweden (42,3 years) and Denmark (40,3 years).

The lowest length of working life was recorded in Romania (31,3 years), followed by Italy (31,6 years) and Greece (32,9 years).

There is also a significant difference in terms of the length of working life of men and women. Specifically, the average working life for men in 2021 was calculated at 38,2 years, and for women at 33,7 years.

In Cyprus the difference is quite large, as the duration was calculated at 41,6 years for men and 34,1 years for women.

Among men, the longest working lives were calculated in the Netherlands (44,3 years) and Sweden (43,6 years) with the shortest recorded in Bulgaria (34,6 years) and Romania (35 years).

Among women, the longest durations were recorded in Sweden (41 years) and the Netherlands (40,5 years), and the shortest in Italy (26,9 years) and Romania (27,4 years).

More broadly in the EU the gender gap in working life expectancy has narrowed, standing at 2021 years in 4,5 compared to 7 years in 20021.

The largest imbalance in 2021 was recorded in Italy (9,1 years), followed by Malta (8,4 years) and Romania (7,6 years). Cyprus follows quite closely, with 7,5 years.

The only country where the length of working life for women was longer than for men was Lithuania (1,3 years), while a small difference between the two sexes was recorded in Estonia (0,1 year), Latvia (0,8. 1,1 years) and Finland (XNUMX years).

Source: KYPE