Economic activity rate

Since the end of the 1990s, the activity rate of women aged 15 to 64 increased slightly but steadily. During the same period, the activity rate of same-aged men first registered a slight decline and since 2004 it has leveled off. As of age 25, women's activity rate is already markedly lower than men's. This is attributable to the fact that some women (temporarily) leave the labour market to devote themselves to their family.

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