Taiwan’s gender gap in labor participation narrows

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/09/15
By: Yu Hsiao-han and Frances Huang 

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) The gap in the labor participation rate between men and women in Taiwan has narrowed in the past decade at a time when more and more women are jumping into the job market, according to the Ministry of Labor (MOL).

Data compiled by the MOL showed the labor participation rate among male workers stood at 67.13 percent in 2017, down 0.11 percentage points from 2007, while the percentage of women working was 50.92 percent, up 1.48 percentage points from 2007.

In 2017, 6.56 million men jumped into the local job market, while 5.23 million female workers entered the workforce, the data indicated.

The figures translated into a difference of 16.21 percentage points in the labor participation ratios between male and female workers, down from 17.80 percentages in 2007.    [FULL  STORY]

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