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Facts
and figures

2012

Women and men
in Sweden
Facts and figures 2012

Statistics Sweden
2012

Women and men in Sweden 2012
Facts and figures
Statistics Sweden
2012

Gender equality ................................................................... 4 Population.......................................................................... 14

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Twelve versions of Women and men in Sweden,
Facts and figures, have been published since 1984.

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Health ................................................................................ 24 Education........................................................................... 31 Time use ............................................................................ 38 Care ................................................................................... 41 Gainful employment........................................................... 50 Wages/Salaries ................................................................. 72 Income ............................................................................... 77 Violence and crime ............................................................ 84 Influence and power .......................................................... 92 Subject index ................................................................... 104

Some of the elements in this publication are a part of the official statistics of Sweden (SOS). They may be used freely and quoted. When quoting, please state the source as follows: Source: Statistics Sweden, Women and men in Sweden 2012.

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Gender equality

Economic equality between women and men

means that women and men have equal power to shape society
and their own lives. This implies the same opportunities, rights and obligations in all spheres of life.

Equal distribution of unpaid care and household work

Gender equality – equality
In Sweden, gender equality is used to define the relationship between women and men. However, equality is a somewhat
wider concept. It refers to parity in relations among all
individuals and groups in society. Underlying this notion is the belief that all people are of equal value, regardless of sex, ethnic origin, religion or social class. Gender equality is one of the cornerstones of equality.

Gender equality has quantitative as well
as qualitative aspects
The quantitative aspect implies an equal distribution of women and men in all areas of society, such as education, work,
recreation and positions of power. If a group comprises more than 60 percent women, it is women-dominated. If men make
up more than 60 percent of a group, it is men-dominated. The qualitative aspect implies that the knowledge, experiences and values of both women and men are given equal weight and are
used to enrich and direct all spheres of society.

Swedish gender equality policy

The overall objective for gender equality policy is to ensure that women and men have equal power to shape society and their
own lives. Among other things, this implies the following:
An equal distribution of power and influence

Women and men shall have the same rights and opportunities to be active citizens and be able to form the terms for decisionmaking. 4

Women and men in Sweden

Women and men shall have the same opportunities and
conditions with regard to education and paid work that
provide them with the means to achieve lifelong economic...
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