Jul 31 2011 Tags: stats
by Carlo Drago, Francesco Millo, Roberto Ricciuti, Paolo Satella - July 2011 Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Verona —
It is well-known that in Italy women play a minor role in the labour market. According to the Italian Institute of Statistics, the participation rate is 46.1% with respect to 67.7% of men, and although female students tend to outperform their male counterpart, they earn lower wages (-4.9%, according to the European Union, -7.2% according to Cnel, the National Council for Economy and Labour) and do not reach the same positions. When we look at corporate governance we find a dismal picture: only 7.2% of total board seats is held by a woman in 2011, although this share is slowly increasing from 4.1% in 2001.