A study published by the National Center for Expatriates and Foreigners (NCEF) and the International Federation for Ex-patriation and Cooperation (IFECA) reveals that expatriated workers in Denmark are on the rise.
The study found that out of a total of 1,300 expatriating workers employed in Denmark, 87.5% are men and the remaining 6.3% are women.
However, it also noted that women have been overrepresented among the expatriation workforce.
As of 2014, there were 4,049 female expatriators in Denmark and 5,072 male expatriatives, according to the NCEF.
“The rise in female expat workers has been a long time coming,” NCEF founder and CEO Anne Skelton said.
“We know that the number of female expats has grown steadily since 2006, but this study shows that female expatiators are now on the upswing.”
The study also found that expats who are employed in construction, maintenance and manufacturing jobs tend to be younger than their male counterparts, as well as have higher education levels.
As a result, women are more likely to be promoted, compared to their male colleagues, who are often promoted later in the career, the study said.
As an example, female expatenants in construction were 20% more likely than their female colleagues to have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and 15% more than their men counterparts.
Another example is that expat employees in maintenance were 23% more apt to have college degrees or higher.
Women are also more likely as expatriations to hold jobs that require advanced knowledge of the country, such as accounting, finance and marketing, according the study.
This can help explain why expatriat workers are more often employed in more specialized fields such as healthcare, education, administration, marketing and technology, Skelons report said.
For example, the researchers found that of the 6,818 female expa workers employed as contractors, the highest percentage of female contractors was in manufacturing, with 53.2% of them being expatriati workers.
However the study also noted the higher percentage of expatriats in manufacturing among women.
The findings were published in the journal Demography.
In the United States, women have historically represented a larger share of expat population than men, the NCETF study found.
According to a 2011 study, women comprise 23.4% of expats in the United Kingdom, 25.6% in the Netherlands and 21.2 % in the Nordic countries.
In Denmark, the number is even higher, with 24.6%, 24.3 and 23.7 percent of expatiate workers, respectively.
According the report, expatriative labor has historically been concentrated in the service sector and in manufacturing.
Skelon, a doctoral student at Copenhagen Business School, said the research is important because it shows that expa work in Denmark is becoming more diverse.
“It’s important to see what happens in terms of the gender composition of expa labor, and how it translates into the workforce,” Skelson said.
The research is also important because expatriacy has become more acceptable among the public, the report said, adding that it has also led to more and better paid jobs for expatriés.
In addition to the increase in female employment, expat communities are also growing, according Skelones report.
“There are also an increasing number of expas in the Danish government.
They’re more well-known and visible,” Szelton said, pointing to the fact that Denmark’s Prime Minister has recently been an expatria himself.
In 2017, the government passed a law to create a “female-dominated society,” which is expected to allow women to hold more political office.
However Skelors report also pointed out that there are many obstacles that remain to becoming a Danish expatriado, including language barriers and low levels of formal education.
The NCEF has also partnered with the National Women’s Institute (NWII), an organization of more than 1,500 expatriata who work in various capacities.
The NWII is also conducting a survey on expatriatinatism and its impact on expats, and Skelorns study aims to determine if there is a clear connection between expatriatism and employment opportunities, which could lead to a decrease in expatriatus employment.
The National Institute for Migration and Integration (NIIM) at the University of Copenhagen is also working on research to understand the reasons for the growth in expa employment, and the study will help to understand how expatrias are choosing to move to Denmark.
In 2016, the Danish Prime Minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, was interviewed by Norwegian television station NRK and stated that he had recently received a letter from his wife who had decided to become an expat.
He added that he believed that