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Eurostat. (2020) The life of women and men in Europe — a statistical portrait. Eurostat.

URL: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/infographs/wom...


At home, at work, at school…there are large differences between the lives of women and men in Europe, but there are also similarities. This digital publication aims at comparing women and men in their daily lives. It also shows how similar or different the everyday life of women and men is in European countries.

The publication includes three chapters:

  • Living, growing, ageing... :This chapter focuses on demography and health, including for example data on life expectancy, single mothers and fathers and how we perceive our health. This chapter also shows that, despite our differences, both women and men in Europe are similarly satisfied with their lives.
  • Learning, working, earning... :This chapter includes data on education levels, reconciliation of work and family life, full-time and part-time work, the gender pay gap, female and male managers, etc. It highlights not only structural differences but also inequalities between women and men.
  • Eating, shopping, surfing, socialising... :This part focuses on nutrition and social habits, leisure activities and online practices, including for example data on smoking and alcohol consumption, body mass index, cinema attendance, use of social networks and online shopping. A final part is dedicated to childcare, housework and cooking.

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