Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Minority girls more likely to be jobless

A Dutch News report on minority joblessness reports that:
Girls from an ethnic minority background are more likely to be unemployed than their male peers, despite their better performance at school, Trouw reports on Monday, quoting research by the E-Quality institute.

The jobless rate for girls from a minority background is five percentage points higher than boys and nine percentage points above native Dutch girls.

The institute said early pregnancies, household duties and psychiatric problems are largely to blame.
Snouck's commentary: Minority women generally face less discrimination than their male counterparts. Society pressures males more to find employment and these finding reflect the efforts of minority males to find gainful employment.

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