Females: Employment

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 2nd September 2019.

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Photo of Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Labour, Slough

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that women have access to full-time jobs.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Female employment rates are at a record high, however women are still over three times as likely as men to work part-time.

On the 3rd July 2019, we launched ‘Gender Equality at every stage: a Roadmap for Change’ setting out government action to address this and other persistent gendered barriers at every life stage. Actions include: supporting employers to promote gender-balanced progression in the workplace; continuing to develop the evidence base on what works through our Workplace & Gender Equality Programme; and working with local partners to help those who have taken time out for caring identify opportunities to return to work.

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