While the ecological transition takes place in the labor market, certain inequalities in the occupations remain, depending on the country, gender and age. While disparities in Europe and worldwide are narrowing, a man is more likely to get a green job than a woman, according to a recent report.
The number of positions requiring environmental skills is increasing in the global job market. A necessary phenomenon for the ecological transition to ensure a more sustainable future for the planet. But according to a report from LinkedIn, the transition to these greener professions remains uneven to date, depending on country, gender and age.
By analyzing data from the social network, the authors of the report indicate that the “talent” green skills increased by 39% in high-income countries between 2015 and 2021, leaving a 21-point gap with low-income countries (18%). Although the richest countries have more positions in this transition, there are differences within them by age and gender.
Countries such as Denmark, Cyprus, Ireland and the Netherlands are countries with the least gender gap.
Young people in pole position for green jobs
Women have held fewer green-skilled positions since 2015, the report finds, although they are increasingly occupying positions (6.4% on average in 2015, 8.9% in 2021). But the proportion of men is also increasing significantly, further widening the gender gap because “men move faster to greener jobs than women”† According to the study, for every 100 men, 62 women have a job “vegetable”†
The age of the employees varies according to the positions, but the majority are from Generation Y (1980-1996). In six years, this generation has registered an annual increase of 13% in green positions, followed by Generation Z (10%).
(ETX Daily Up)