Problem

Excessive employment of married women

Other Names:
Adverse social consequences of excessive employment of married women
Incidence:
A 1975 ILO report on the participation of married women aged 15 and over in the labour force of selected countries showed, for example, that the percentage of married women among active women was 34 for France, 61 for the UK, 57 for the USA, 36 for Argentina, 68 for Hungary, 30 for Chile, 57 for Sweden.
Claim:
Married women who work are taking jobs away from men who really need to work.
Counter Claim:
Many married women need to earn a substantial portion of their families' income and many more provide the whole support to their families.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.04.2000 – 00:00 CEST