Gender Gap in the Percentage of Regular-workers Significantly Widens in Their 30s
Among female and male wage workers, the percentage of regular workers in ages 15-19 was 24.5% female, 27.7% male then it reached the highest percentage in their 30s (70.4% female, 84.4% male). Then it slowly started to decline in their 40s (65.1% female, 81.8% male). Among the female wage workers, the percentage of regular workers increased by 3.5%p in their 30s compared to those in their 20s. In contrast, the percentage of regular workers in men increased 15.9%p. Since then, the percentage of regular workers in women in their 40s dropped 5.3%p whereas in men 2.6%p, women in their 50s, 9.6%p and men 7.7%p. Both women and men showed decrease in the percentage of regular workers but women’s percentage fell faster than men’s.
The difference in the percentage of regular workers among female and male wage workers was small in ages of 15-19(3.1%p), and in 20s(1.5%p). However it started to show bigger difference; 14.0%p in 30s, 16.7%p in 40s, 18.6%p in 50s, and 18.2%p 60 or above. From 30s where women experience their career interruption, the gap between women and men increased significantly. With the largest gender gap in the 50s, the gap gradually declined after.
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