Women in Society
Denmark is very much an egalitarian society. Women within Danish society expect and receive equal treatment in business and in law, and for the most part this is true. However, many Danish women's groups still believe that there is a "glass ceiling" imposed on the advancement of women to the highest levels of business.
- Women are highly respected in business and generally receive equal pay and have access to senior positions.
- Working mothers can easily arrange flexible hours, so that they can maintain both career and family.
- Most children attend day care from about one year old.
- Danish women expect to be treated with equal respect in the office and every where else.
37% of the members of the parliament, the Folketing, are women. Gender discrimination in job advertisements is prohibited. The public childcare system enhances women’s opportunities to pursue a career outside the home. Around 95.7% of all children aged 3-5 are looked after in day-care institutions.