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  • More Women in the Workforce Making Sense for Business and the Economy" "Women's Economic Engagement and the Europe 2020 Agenda"Tackling gender gaps: an economic imperative

    Daniela Bankier, Head of Gender Equality, DG Justice

    29 April 2013, Dublin

  • Equality between men and women is a fundamental right

    and an economic necessity.

  • Progress has been made, but gender gaps remain.

  • *Investing in gender equality contributes toMeet the headline target in employmentCounterbalance the effects of a shrinking working-age populationMatching peoples skills and job opportunitiesPrevent poverty and social exclusionRecover from the crisis and boost growth

  • Europe is catching up

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    69.465.1

    5562.3

    1997

    2011

    Women's employment rate in 1997 and 2011 in USA and EU27

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    USAEU

    199769.455

    201165.162.3

    Sheet1

    1997

    2011

    Women's employment rate in 1997 and 2011 in USA and EU27

    Sheet2

    Sheet3

  • Since mid-1990s female employment rates have been risingEmployment rate of men and women (20-64 years old) since 1997

  • The Gender Pay Gap remains high (16,2% across the EU), widens with age and translates in an even wider Gender Pension Gap (39% across Europe) and high risk of poverty among elderly women

  • Gender equality in the EU: a long-lasting engagement

  • Thank you for your attention!http://ec.europa.eu/justice/gender-equality/index_en.htmhttp://www.eige.europa.eu/

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