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The EU will fail to meet the Europe 2020 Strategy target of having 75 percent of people between the ages of 20 and 64 in work unless enough women are encouraged to enter, or remain in, the workforce. Here are seven factors the new EU Commissioners responsible for gender equality and employment must address.
It's hardly shocking that women do most of the housework, but a recent RAND study found that even where the female partner earns more than the male partner, she still contributes a far larger proportion of her time to household tasks: 21 hours per week compared to 13.
Even though the internal market for goods is at a relatively advanced stage, there remains an untapped potential in the longer term. Barriers and regulatory obstacles continue to hinder the free movement of goods in the EU.
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