Part-time workers are mainly female in the grand duchy, according to data released by Statec on 7 March.
In 2017, over 35% of women were working part-time; for 57% of them, family was cited as the main reason for this working situation. This compares to just 6% of men working part-time.
According to the data, the gender gap in the labour market has been decreasing since 2000. Comparing genders for 2017, women aged 20-64 were employed at a rate of 67%, compared to 75% for their male counterparts. If comparing these figures to two decades ago, the rates were 54% and 80%, respectively, meaning the female employment rate has been gradually rising.
Women are also deciding to start families a bit later, having their first births at age 31 in 2017, compared to 29 in 2000.