So now we survive somehow. Jana is not alone. In fact, Czech women are twice as likely to be poor as Czech men according to a report published by Social Watch earlier this year. Single mothers like Jana are among those most likely to be living in poverty, along with female migrants and women over the age of Women are solely responsible for 87 per cent of the estimated , single-parent families in the Czech Republic, the report says. On top of that, single mothers are more likely to be in low-paid work, and twice as likely to be unemployed than the national average.
Population, female (% of total population) - Czech Republic
The battle for gender equality rages on in the Czech Republic - Equal Times
Women in the Czech Republic may soon be able to take non-gendered versions of their surnames after MPs backed a change in the law. In the Czech language, the ending "-ova" is added to the majority of surnames for women, so Mr Novak's daughter becomes Ms Novakova. Women have only been able to drop the "-ova" ending in limited circumstances, such as if they have foreign nationality or live with a foreigner. The proposal was brought forward by former Justice Minister Helena Valkova. She said the current situation was an "unjustified unequal position and can lead to absurd situations", with a woman holding residency in neighbouring Slovakia - which used to be part of the same country - allowed to change her surname.
The Czech Republic is the world’s best country for women to work, says Forbes
The history, characteristic, evolution, and genealogies of present-day women in the Czech Republic can be traced back from many centuries before the establishment of the country now known as the Czech Republic. They have originated from ancestral Slavic settlers who had an economy that was based primarily on agriculture. This Czech Republic -related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
Equally surprising is the very high proportion of women who are employed, almost all of them full-time, although they continue to do the lion's share of homemaking. This strategy enables Czech women to have a high sense of personal efficacy and independence. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution. Rent this article via DeepDyve.