Dutch women more independent
New CBS research reveals that Dutch women work more and gradually become more independent.
› Female labour participation rose from 54 percent (2005) to 60 percent (2009 and 2010).
› Percentage of financially independent women rose from 42 to 48 percent between 2005 and 2009.
› Three quarters of Dutch women work part-time.
› Number of women who do not want to work due to family reasons is decreasing.
› Both genders regard work as an essential element of self-development and social acceptance.
› Dutch women do not consider work as important for supporting themselves as men.
› More than half of all higher education students are women and in fact, they are more likely to get their degree.
› In 2009 (2006) Dutch women earned on average 80 (79) percent of the gross hourly wage of men.
› Dutch women constitute nine percent of the workforce of the top 100 companies in the Netherlands.
› In the governmental sector, the percentage of Dutch women in 2010 rose up to 26 percent.