Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | Updated on Thursday, March 7, 2024

Peru | Gender Gap 2023

The latest gender gap figures for Peru show some deteriorating indicators for women in the country. The greater burden of household chores and the abandonment of the labor market after their first child, condition their situation in the labor market and their use of the financial system.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • Women are more burdened, mainly because of increased household chores.
  • 41% of women in Peru stop working after their first child, and this percentage remains even after 10 years.
  • Only 51% of women of working age participate in the labor market and there is a gender wage gap of 25%.
  • Access to the financial system is balanced, but there is room to encourage more and better use.
  • The gender gap in Peru is narrowing but there is room for further improvement.

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