Women with higher degrees feel more stressed at work than their male counterparts.
Women with higher degrees feel more stressed at work than their male counterparts. Credit: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Women with higher degrees more stressed at work than men

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Women with higher degrees in Sweden feel less happy about their jobs and work environment than their male counterparts, a new study for the union Jusek has found.

And this is the case for both women with children and those without.

"The common feeling is that it has to do with kids and families. We are not equal at home, and then the women double work more than the men. But we see that even women without kids are more stressed than males with kids," said Daniel Lind, the union's policy director.

"It's not only a matter of how you get the work-life balance together, but what happens at work. That is a new finding."

The union represents workers with high degrees in the social sciences – primarily economists, sociologists and politics graduates, but also lawyers, some medics, and people with higher business degrees.

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