Job and finance. In Ukraine it is considered to be normal to refuse job to pregnant women and women with children. According to polling data of International Center of Perspective Research, 58 % of polled women felt discrimination during employment. 80 % of 7 millions of labor migrants who are searching for a job are women.
80 per cent of officially registered unemployed people in Ukraine are women. An average job search duration in Ukraine is 16 months. For girls it is 24-26 months.
According to ‘Social Watch’ index of gender equality Ukraine occupies the 34th place among 154 countries of the world. In Ukrainian legislative power organs work only 8.5 % of women. There are only 2% of them among big business owners. In Ukraine a minimal salary is 56% of living wage. Two thirds of citizens living below the poverty line are women. In Ukraine nursing aid for children younger than 3 makes 25% of living wage.
Education Ukraine is one of many countries of the world where education level of women exceeds men’s educational level significantly. Balance of people with higher education among men and women and gender correlation of students of higher educational establishments.
More than a quarter of working women and a fifth part of men have a higher education.
From the general number of students of higher educational establishments there are 57% of girls in this academic year. Among postgraduates, there are 63 % and 48% of doctoral students among women.
Life span Ukrainian women live longer than men. To experts’ opinion, it is connected with the majority of professions which are entrusted to men. An average difference in life span among men and women in Ukraine is 12 years. In the interval from 20 to 45 a risk of death with men is higher than with women. There is an interesting comparison: an average life span of women and in Europe is 78, in Ukraine it is 68.
Home and family In Ukraine an average woman gets married at the age of 22.8 and gives birth to her first child at the age of 23.2. Theoretically, a registration of one’s relationship takes place on the 5th month of pregnancy of an average bride). According to statistics presented by a Department if family and gender policy of Ukraine’s Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports more than 52% of Ukrainian families are headed by women.
15 thousands of Ukrainian women die in the result of domestic violence. All facts mentioned are to some extent an answer to a question why there are so many Slavic girls among brides by mail. Population problems in the countries of the former USSR, unsuitable living and social conditions, an absence of stability, consumer attitude of men. For many of them it’s a serious reason to think of getting married with a foreigner.
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