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Progress and "work in progress" on gender equality

© 2019 EPFL

© 2019 EPFL

Young women now have a level of education equal to or higher than that of young men. Compared to the early 1990s, women are much more likely to have a professional activity. Part-time work has increased for both women and men. Within families, there is a trend towards a more balanced distribution of professional activity between the sexes. These are some of the results that the Federal Statistical Office publishes in its 5th edition of the brochure on equality between women and men.

As far as equal pay and political positions are concerned, there is a stagnation or even a regression. Domestic work remains unevenly shared.