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Revealing Statistics About Working Moms

Statistics Of Top 23 Countries Showing The Number Of Working Mothers:-

Sl. No. Name Of The Country Ranking No. Of Women (%)
1 Sweden 1 76
2 Denmark 2 74
3 Norway 3 73
4 Portugal 4 70
5 Austria 5 66
6 Netherlands 5 66
7 Belgium 5 66
8 United States 8 61
9 France 9 59
10 Finland 9 59
11 Luxemberg 11 57
12 United Kingdom 12 55
13 Germany 13 53
14 Poland 14 48
15 Italy 15 47
16 Greece 15 47
17 Australia 17 45
18 Ireland 18 44
19 Spain 19 43
20 Slovakia 20 41
21 Japan 21 34
22 Hungary 22 33
23 Czech Republic 23 32
Facts From the U.S. Department of Labor

Facts From the U.S. Department of Labor stating the women participation statistics for the year 1950-1998 –

In The Year 1950 –

1 out of 3 (33.9 %) women participated in the labor force.

Age Of Women (in years) Percentage Of Working Moms as Participants
16-24 43.9
25-34 34.0
35-44 39.1
45-54 37.9
55-64 27
65+ 9.7

In The Year 1998 –

3 out of 5 (59.8 %) women joined in the labor force.

Age Of Women in years Percentage Of Working Moms as Participants
16-24 63.3
25-34 76.3
35-44 77.1
45-54 76.2
55-64 51.2
65+ 8.6

Few Facts And Statistics Of Working Mothers:-

  • Facts Depicting a Share in Labor Force:-
    In the year 1988, the share was 45 % women to 55 % men which grew to 48 % women and 52 % men in the year 2008.
  • Facts Depicting Absenteeism:-
    Every year about 5.1 % of female employees are absent in a week, while only 2.7 % of male employees are absent from their respective jobs. The number of absences in female employees is about one-third which is about one-fourth in their male counterparts.
  • Facts Revealing A Few Predictions:-
    The number of women finding employment in the workforce will increase every year. They will continue having to juggle both home & family responsibilities along with their work.  Sometimes this leads to not being available on days when they should be working.
  • Below are a few figures in support of the rise in the number of working mothers.
    • 40 % of total numbers of working women are mothers of children below 18 years of age.
    • 83 % of mothers returned to their work within 6 months following childbirth.
    • 55 % of working women support half or more of their household income.
    • 48 % of all married but working women support half or more of their household income.
    • 71 % of single mothers are working mothers.

The Top 10 occupations that are most prevalent in working moms. The statistics are given for the year 2008 —

Sl. No. Ranking Occupation No. Of Working Moms (Appx.)
1 1 Secretaries and Administrative assistants 3,168,000
2 2 Registered nurses 2,548,000
3 3 Elementary and middle school teachers 2,403,000
4 4 Cashiers 2,287,000
5 5 Retail salespersons 1,783,000
6 6 Nursing, psychiatric and home health aides 1,675,000
7 7 First-line supervisors / managers of retail sales workers 1,505,000
8 8 Waiters and waitresses 1,471,000
9 9 Receptionists and information clerks 1,323,000
10 10 Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks 1,311,0

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