Professional activity: more and more women take care of themselves

more and more women live mainly by their own activity. The share was last year in the age group between 18 and 64 years, at 68 percent, as the Federal Statistic

Professional activity: more and more women take care of themselves

more and more women live mainly by their own activity. The share was last year in the age group between 18 and 64 years, at 68 percent, as the Federal Statistical office on Tuesday announced in Wiesbaden.

In the year 2000, the proportion was only 52 percent, the increase was 16 percentage points. In the case of men, the proportion in the same period increased from 74 percent to 80 percent.

Of all adults between 18 and 64 years in Germany, 74 per cent (2000: 63%) or 37.8 million people denied 2019 total their living mainly through their own employment, as it was said.

Increasingly rare, the man provides the woman with

In the case of women decreased compared to the years 2000 and 2019, the share of those who obtain their livelihood mainly by income from members, from 29 percent to 18 percent.

For people over the age of 65 years according to information from the statisticians in 2019, pension payments are the main source of income (89 per cent, or 15.3 million people). In the case of men, it was 92 percent women, 87 percent.

Almost one in ten women (nine per cent) in this age, earned her living mainly through the income of family members (men: 0.5 percent).

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 06:20

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