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Women hold the majority of position in health sector

Women hold the majority of positions in the sector of Health in the European Union and Cyprus is no exception.

During the third quarter of 2020, 14.3 million people aged over 15 were employed in the sector of health in the EU, representing more than 7% of the employed people and almost 4 percent of the people aged 15+.

These positions include medical doctors (1.8 million), nurses and midwives and their associates (4.4 million including 2.7 associates), personal care workers (3.9 million), other health professionals and associates (4.1 million).

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In their majority, health workers were 35-49 years old and in nine EU member-states people over 50 represented the biggest part of the health workers, while only in Luxembourg health workers aged 15-34 represented the biggest part (43%).

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During the COVID-19 pandemic women were on the front line (78% in the EU). This percentage rages from 61% in Greece to over 90% in Estonia and Latvia.

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