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Deficit of women reduced

The deficit of women in the Faroe Islands has been reduced in recent years.

In 2010, there were 1,922 more men than women, but by January of this year this figure had been reduced to 1,567 – a reduction of more than 3%.

The deficit of women in the Faroe Islands has been reduced in recent years.

In 2010, there were 1,922 more men than women, but by January of this year this figure had been reduced to 1,567 – a reduction of more than 3%.

This is the smallest deficit of women in recent times, according to the Equal Status Council’s 2017 annual report.

There is a certain degree of gender segregation in the Faroese job market, and it can be difficult for women to obtain jobs in traditional ‘male’ roles, and vice versa.

The parental leave system also has negative consequences for equality, with fathers receiving a mere 7% of parental leave payments, according to the Equal Status Council’s 2017 annual report.

The report also indicates that the current family law and family administration places fathers at a disadvantage in the private domain.

However, the council expects this to improve once this jurisdiction is transferred from Danish authorities to Faroese authorities in July.

This article was originally published on Kvf.fo

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