Comparative assessment of women unemployment and poverty in European Union

Ilona Kiaušienė

Abstract


High unemployment and poverty rate is one of the sorest social and economical problems those interfere relevant application of advantages provided for women by economics. After having analyzed the change trends of women unemployment and poverty rate, under the article it is sought to define their inter-correlation. Scientists’ approach towards the links of unemployment and poverty differs even though it is most frequently highlighted that unemployment is one of the main reasons of poverty. However, the link assessment of the women unemployment rate and women at risk of poverty rate disclosed that there exists strong direct interrelationship not in all 28 countries of the European Union. It is also defined that currently, women unemployment rate in 28 countries of the EU, is lower than men; however, their risk of poverty rate outweighs the indicator of men.

Keywords


Unemployment; The causes of poverty; Links between unemployment and poverty; Women

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"Intellectual Economics" ISSN online 1822-8038 / ISSN print 1822-8011