Women & Work

In this series of infographics, we explore the evolution of women’s participation in the labour force across the nations of the Mediterranean. Make sure to visit regularly to see our latest infographics or stay connected through our MGI Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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Female labour force participation in the Med

Israel has the highest female labour force participation rate in the Mediterranean region

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Female labour force participation in the Med

Labour force participation among women has recorded an extraordinary increase in the Palestinian Territories, the highest in the Mediterranean region

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Female labour force participation in North Africa

The share of North African women in the labour force remains essentially the same as 30 years ago

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Female labour force participation in European Med countries

Amongst European Med countries, the participation of women in the labour market is lowest in Italy and Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Labour force participation in the Med: the gender gap

The gap between female and male labour force participation has reduced to single digits in Slovenia, Cyprus and France

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Labour force participation in Muslim-majority Med countries: the gender gap

Amongst Muslim-majority Med countries, the gender gap in labour force participation recorded the strongest % decrease in Algeria, Turkey and Tunisia

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Labour force participation in the Med: the gender gap

The gender gap in labour force participation has more than halved in Greece, Spain and Israel