• Andrej Přívara University of Economics in Bratislava, Bratislava
Keywords: women's participation in the labour force, female worker, female managers, female leaders, Scandinavian countries


Female participation in employment has increased as compared to the previous years. Since 1886, women's participation in the labor force has grown by approximately 50%. Moreover, across the globe, women are now being considered and recognized as the essential resource spurring economic growth of regions and countries. It is, therefore, important to analyze the driving factors behind massive labor participation, the outcome as well as why most companies now prefer employing female workers. The growing demand for labor saw women join the workforce in the early years.  The result of this was massive economic growth as well as higher quality of the workforce overall. This study will analyze female labor force participation by examining different literature studies on this topic. The paper also examines various determinants of the female labor force participation across the world. The research study will utilize various data acquired from different European nations. In this study, we put emphasis on the overview of female labor force participation per country comparing several nations. Furthermore, the study examines labor force divided between the female and the male and explains the reasons why numerous organizations nowadays prefer female managers and leaders to their male counterparts. The female labor force has increased over the years due to multiple reasons. The results from the studies, therefore, suggest that female labor force participation has increased and is still increasing over time.


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Author Biography

Andrej Přívara, University of Economics in Bratislava, Bratislava

Ing., PhD, work as Assistant Professor in Department of Social Development and Labour in University of economics, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

Science interests: European social system, social psychology, organizational behavior and management, international labor market and transboundary movement of labor forces, problems of migrants socialization


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Přívara, A. (2017). FEMALE LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION IN THE EU COUNTRIES. The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (5(6), 68-72. https://doi.org/10.35678/2539-5645.5(6).2017.68-72