Employment situation of mothers and fathers

This indicator measures the labour market participation of mothers and fathers according to their employment level


Economically active persons: this refers to all persons aged 15 and over who, during the reference week worked at least one hour for payment, or who, although temporarily absent from their work (due to illness, holidays, maternity leave, military service, etc.) had a job in an employed or self-employed capacity, or who worked in a family business without payment.

Economically inactive persons: this refers to persons who are not economically active persons and who are not unemployed according to the ILO definition.

Fathers and mothers are defined as people with at least one child under the age of 25 living in the household.


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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