Part time employment, female (% of total part time employment)

Definition: Part time employment refers to regular employment in which working time is substantially less than normal. Definitions of part time employment differ by country.

Description: The map below shows how Part time employment, female (% of total part time employment) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Luxembourg, with a value of 80.10. The country with the lowest value in the world is Bahrain, with a value of 25.10.

Source: International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Development Relevance: Women’s wage work is important for economic growth and the well-being of families. But women often face such obstacles as restricted access to credit markets, capital, land, and training and education; time constraints due to traditional family responsibilities; and labor market bias and discrimination. These obstacles force women to limit their full participation in paid economic activities, to be less productive, and to receive lower wages. More women than men are in unpaid family employment and part-time employment. And men and women have different occupational distributions.

Limitations and Exceptions: There is no official ILO definition of full-time work, so the definition of part-time workers differs across countries, and thus comparisons should be made with caution.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual