Research firm Motivaction conducted research on the future image of the position of women. These are some of the results:
- Typically male and female occupations: Over a quarter of Dutch people believe that in 2122 there will still be occupations that are typical for men (such as IT or defense) and for women (such as healthcare or education).
- Women in top positions: More men than women think it is likely that there will be as many women as men in top positions in 2122. Nearly 7 in 10 women do find this desirable; men are less likely to find it desirable (60 percent).
- Part-time and full-time work: 56 percent of the Dutch consider hope that by 2122 the division between part-time and full-time work will be fairly divided between men and women. Also, half of the Dutch population would like to see a full-time work week consisting of 32 hours. Over a third of the people in the Netherlands also think that it is likely to happen.
- Wage gap: Half of the Dutch population believes the wage gap will be closed by 2122. 79 percent of women think this is very desirable; among men the percentage is 66 percent.
- Pension: Three in five Dutch people hope that in 2122 everyone will receive a basic pension and you can also accrue a supplementary pension for unpaid work (such as volunteer work or informal care). In short, by 2122 there will no longer be a pension gap between women and men in the Netherlands.
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