Preparing the Next Generation
of Global Leaders

Women in Austria

Posted on October 14, 2020


Austria ranked 57th (out of 144 countries) in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index conducted by the World Economic Forum. Women enjoy the same legal rights as men in Austria. However, discrimination in employment and occupation occurred with respect to women. Recent data from the PCW Women in Work Index, which rates countries based on equal pay and access to job markets, reveals that Austria is one of the worst performing countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) when it comes to equality for women. Although Austria’s separate gender roles model has provided a popular functional system in years past, many see it as a modern constraint. The “homemaker/ breadwinner” family model is still dominant in Austria and western Germany but is slowly changing.

This article requires a subscription to Abroad360. Diversity Abroad partners with hundreds of academic institutions and organizations to give students free access to premium content and learning modules. Sign up using your college or university email to determine if you have access.

Share this article: