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European women and the crisis (1 page)

6 language versions available in PDF format Frauen in Europa und die Krise Las mujeres europeas y la crisis Les femmes européennes et la crise Le donne europee e la crisi Wpływ kryzysu na sytuację kobiet w Europie European women and the crisis Whilst contracting output in male-dominated sectors prompted some analysts to talk of … Continue reading

Gender aspects of the crisis

The current economic downturn and financial and budgetary crisis has an impact on the situation of both women and men in the labour market, on their living conditions, on income, etc. They also affect gender equality policies, as economic crises are deeply gendered. Academics have questioned whether women are more vulnerable to the effects of the crises … Continue reading

European women and the crisis

Labour markets across the European Union (EU) were severely impacted by the recession with a record high average unemployment rate of 10.7%. Nevertheless, effects of the crisis differ across Member States (MS) and also present different pictures for men and women. The crisis has been repeatedly considered “male-dominated” as men’s unemployment figures rose more dramatically … Continue reading

Social welfare protection: the EU, USA and China

Social welfare costs generally make up a large part of governments’ total budgets in developed countries. Although the share is lower in China, amounts are rising rapidly. The most costly elements in many countries are healthcare and pensions. Both areas have required real increases in budgets for many years because of the ageing of populations: … Continue reading

Economy of the EU regions

The territory of each Member State (MS) is divided into regions under the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) classification. It is a geographical nomenclature for collection and harmonisation of statistics and for socio-economic analysis. There are three NUTS levels; the first one, major socio-economic regions, the second one basic regions for the application … Continue reading

Youth in the EU (15-24 years old)

There is no clear definition of youth, while thresholds for child benefits, civic rights or end of education are different in the EU Member States. Moreover, statistics on youth refer to different age groups; therefore this document considers young people in the age group 15-24. In 2010 there were 61 million young people aged 15-24 … Continue reading

Youth unemployment: EU policies to tackle youth unemployment

Young people have been hit particularly hard by the economic crisis with regard to their employment prospects. More than 5.5 million young people (under 25 year olds) are currently unemployed in the EU. The unprecedented high level of youth unemployment (EU average 22.6%) is exacerbated with widespread precarious forms of work. This has put the … Continue reading

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