Gender, Education and Employment
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Gender, Education and Employment

An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions

Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi and Sandra Buchholz

For much of the twentieth century, women lagged considerably behind men in their educational attainment. However, in recent decades, young women have become an important source of human capital for labor markets in modern societies, as well as potential competitors to the male workforce. This book asks whether or not women have been able to convert their educational success into gains on the labor market
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Chapter 14: Hungary: The Impact of Gender Culture

Dániel Horn and Tamás Keller


Although the post-Socialist Hungarian labor market is definitely gender segregated, it is no more so than the average OECD country. In fact, the relatively low general employment rate (58.2 per cent) is combined with average differences between the two sexes: Whereas men are more likely to be employed (64.3 per cent) than women (52.4 per cent), this difference is exactly at the OECD mean where it has remained stable from 2007 to 2013, and thereby also throughout the most recent economic crisis (OECD 2014a, p.99).

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