Women In The Labour Force
The past decades their has been a dramatic increase of women
participating in the labour force from countries all over the
world including Canada. In 1950, one Canadian worker in five was
a woman. By 1980 this percentage had doubled, and women are
expected to make up more than 44 percent of the labour force by
the end of this century.
The increase in female participation started occurring
during the 1970's. This increase also caused the largest baby
boom that the Canadian female labour force had ever witnessed.
In North America it is common for women to have part-time or
summer jobs, and the participation rate of teenage girls is high.
It is also mostly high throughout the world in places as United
Kingdom because of the fewer women going to school. But in
places like France, Italy, and Japan the female participation
rate is very low.
In most of the countries the labour force is
most participated in the age groups between 20 and 24. The
labour force of mature women is very high in Sweden, because of
the encouraged day care facilities which also provides the
females with legislation that provides them with excellent
benefits. In Japan there is a drop in female economic activity,
the reason why is it affects their marriage and the care of their
An observation of labour force participation rates in Canada
show that female rates rose a lot between 1971 and 1981, while
the male rate rose unnoticeably. The increase in the female
participation rate was found in all age groups except in older
women. For women aged 15 to 19 the rate was as almost as high as
the men. But the largest increase was in the age group of 25-44