This insecurity stems from time limitations in the women’s contracts. Out of the women, 18% are on fixed term contracts, while the corresponding figure among the men was 13%. Altogether 352 000 women and 252 000 men are on fixed term contracts. The discrepancy is largest among young people. Out of the 16-24 year olds, 61 % of women and 41% of men are employed on a fixed term basis.
According to LO the report shows a work market clearly still dominated by inequality between men and women. There is still a larger percentage of fixed term contracts in professions dominated by women. LO’s Per Bardh said in a press release that if this is to change, better rules are needed regarding fixed term employment.