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Women and men in Sweden – Facts and figures 2014

Gender equality 30 years on

The renowned booklet ”Women and men in Sweden” was first published in 1984. We are now able to follow the development of gender equality over a 30 year period. Important issues during the 1980s included subjects like the dividing of unpaid work and parental responsibility for women and men. Are both women and men becoming more economically independent? Who has power and influence? Issues that are still current today. This edition of the booklet provides a view of the situation then and what things look like today in many areas.

We begin with a description of gender equality since the 1980s on a broad scale in text as well as figures. Women and men are presented side by side in carefully formatted tables and graphs, sometimes with short comments.

Official statistics of Sweden: