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The past decades their has been a dramatic increase of womenparticipating in the labour force from countries all over theworld including Canada In 1950 one Canadian worker in five wasa woman By 1980 this percentage had doubled and women areexpected to make up more than 44 percent of the labour force bythe end of this centuryThe increase in female participation started occurringduring the 1970s This increase also caused the largest babyboom that the Canadian female labour force had ever witnessed In North America it is common for women to have part-time orsummer jobs and the participation rate of teenage girls is high It is also mostly high throughout the world in places as UnitedKingdom because of the fewer women going to school But inplaces like France Italy and Japan the female participationrate is very low In most of the countries the labour force ismost participated in the age groups between 20 and 24 Thelabour force of mature women is very high in Sweden because ofthe encouraged day care facilities which also provides thefemales with legislation that provides them with excellentbenefits In Japan there is a drop in female economic activitythe reason why is it affects their marriage and the care of theironly childAn observation of labour force participation rates in Canadashow that female rates rose a lot between 1971 and 1981 whilethe male rate rose unnoticeably The increase in the femaleparticipation rate was found in all age groups except in olderwomen For women aged 15 to 19 the rate was as almost as high asthe men But the largest increase was in the age group of 25-44years old where the rate rose almost 50 percent This meantthat the participation rates of the females had become more alikewith the menFamily status also influenced the female participation ratebut later on during 1981 it had a more less affect than in 1971According to statistics just over one quarter of married womenwith young children were working but this later
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