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Part-Time Work in the Nordic Region III

An introductory study of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland Islands

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Gender equality in the labour market is a key topic in the Nordic cooperation on gender equality. As a follow up to two earlier reports on part-time work this third report is an introductory study to part-time work and gender in the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland Islands. The aim is to map what is known about part-time work, and where possible, explain working patterns in these areas. The report gives an overview of the labour markets of the three areas and introduces part-time work based on existing data. The report also present findings from an exploratory study with women who work part-time in the Faroe Islands. Erika Anne Hayfield, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the University of the Faroe Islands, Rógvi Olavson, MSc Sociology and Lív Patursson, MSc Gender Studies wrote the report on request by NIKK, for the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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Preface

Creating equal economic opportunities for women and men in the Nordic region is an important focus area for the Nordic cooperation. Part-time work correlates with a lower level of economic independence on an individual level and is likely to impact opportunities for positions of influence in society. As part-time work is highly gendered, the question why part-time work is so much more common among women than men is one of the most pressing issues concerning gender equality in the Nordic region.

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