Women in Austria
Ulrike 'Ulli' Sima (left) being interviewed by Barbara V. Melle.
|Gender Inequality Index|
|Maternal mortality (per 100,000)||4 (2010)|
|Women in parliament||28.7% (2012)|
|Females over 25 with secondary education||100.0% (2010)|
|Women in labour force||66.9% (employment rate Eurostat definition, 2014)|
|Global Gender Gap Index|
|Rank||19th out of 136|
|Women in society|
The legal position of women in Austria improved since the middle of the 1970s. Based on a December 1993 study about the status of Women in Austria, the priority of legislation in Austria is based on the equal treatment of both genders rather than having equal rights only. Thus, Austrian women benefit from their government's attempt "to compensate for gender-specific inequality of burdens". Despite of the legislative improvement in relation to the status of women in Austrian society, the concept of traditional roles prevailed. Austrian men regard most household chores and child-rearing responsibilities as being within the realm of Austrian women. Both education and gender are the basis of income levels.
- "The Global Gender Gap Report 2013" (PDF). World Economic Forum. pp. 12–13.
- Lewis, Jone Johnson. Austria: Status of Women, Encyclopedia of Women's History, December 1993.
- Bischof, Günter, Anton Pelinka and Erika Thurner (editors) Women in Austria, Volume 6, Contemporary Austrian Studies, Transaction Publishers, New Jersey, 1998, 309 pages, ISBN 0-7658-0404-2.
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