Portugal is the sixth best country in the world to be a woman in the workplace, a new study has discovered.
The analysis, which was carried out by UK research firm SmartStudy, ranked countries according to criteria such as the gender pay gap, women as a percentage of the total workforce, and total maternity and parental leave. A fourth factor analysed was the average number of days it takes women to start a business.
Outside the Nordics, Portugal was the highest-placed country in Europe.
Top spots in the ranking went to Norway, Denmark and Finland. New Zealand, in fourth, was the highest-ranking country outside Europe.
Portugal also performs well in PwC’s Women in Work Index, ranking ninth in the 2019 edition. Criteria assessed included the gender pay gap, labour force participation rate, unemployment rate, and female board representation.
Source: The Portugal News / Nord.News / PwC