JU.M.P – Juggling Motherhood and Profession
J.U.M.P aims at better reconciling work-life balance and creating new career opportunities for low-skilled/income women.
Grant Agreement: 2016-1-IT02-KA204–024321
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/11/2016-31/08/2019
According to European Commission, in all EU countries women are less involved in labour market than men. Women work fewer hours, work in lower-paying sectors, and occupy lower-ranking positions than men, resulting in considerable gender pay and earnings gaps. Specifically, in 2016, in Italy only 50% of female aged 20-64 were employed (contrary to 70% of males), in Greece 44% (males 62%), in Spain 54% (males 65%), in Croatia 54 % (males 64%).
Furthermore, women often lag behind men in labour market participation due to the need of work-family conciliation. In 2016, the percentage of women, aged 25-49, who were inactive on the grounds of looking after children or incapacitated adults was particularly high in Italy (30%), in Spain (26%), in Greece (23%) and in Croatia (18%).
Consequently, rising female employment rates is necessary to reach the Europe 2020 target of achieving the 75% employed population aged 20-64, emphasizing on work-life balance.
By bringing together organizations in adult education, welfare provision and policy analysis and developing booklets for social professionals working with vulnerable women, J.U.M.P aims at better reconciling work-life balance and creating new career opportunities for low-skilled/income women.