Denmark is witnessing their own version of a world-wide phenomenon, the rapid increase in percentage of women in the workforce. At a time when the percent of Danish males has declined from 92% of the workforce in the 1960s to 72% of workers in 2005, the percent of women has risen from 42% to 72% in the same time period.
The same surge is occurring in higher education as women are now the majority of college students in many countries. I must admit confusion as to why men are less interested in college and why have so fewer men in Denmark decided they did not wish to be in the workforce. One possible explanation is that many are now working “off the books” in jobs that enable one to receive pay without allowing the government to know you are working.
Copenhagen Post June 7, 2007 “The Workplace is a Woman’s Domain”