§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of the 1978 full-time work force in Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and the United States of America were women.
§ Mr. Golding,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report,15th January 1979; Vol. 960, cols. 598–599],gave the following information:703W
The latest available estimates are given in the following table:
Percentage of persons in full-time employment who were women:1975
United Kingdom 27.1 France 34.6 Germany (FR) 31.0 Italy 25.6 Irish Republic 25.3 Belgium 29.3 Netherlands 21.2 Luxembourg 25.4 Denmark 28.4 United States 36.0(1)
Sources: Eurostat: "Labour Force Sample Survey 1975". US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: "Employment and Earnings January 1978".
Note: (1) 1977.
Because of the difficulties of defining part-time employment consistently between countries, the following table, which is also more up to date, shows total female employment:
Women in full-time or part-time employment as a percentage of civilian employment: 1977
Great Britain 39.4(1) France 37.6(2) Germany (FR) 37.9 Italy 30.6 Belgium 34.7 Norway 39.3 Sweden 43.5 Denmark 42.4 Spain 29.4 United States 40.5 Sources: Department of Employment OECD: Labour Force Statistics. Eurostat: Employment and Unemployment 1971–77. Notes: (1) Provisional. (2) Estimated by the Statistical Office of the European Communities, based on 1975 figures.