NEWS

Greeks detect more equality

More than any other Europeans, Greeks believe that there has been real progress over the last decade in fighting inequality between men and women but they also encounter sexual stereotypes more often than the average European, according to a survey made public yesterday. The opinion poll carried out by Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical arm, indicated that nine in 10 Greeks believe great strides have been made over the last 10 years to ensure that women are on an equal footing with men. This compares to an average of six in 10 across the EU. However, 67 percent of Greeks say they come across sexual stereotyping in their workplace regularly, while the EU average stands at 54 percent. Greeks are also above the European average (56 percent compared to 41 percent) when it comes to believing that there needs to be better state care for children and the elderly, so women can spend less time looking after them.