The differences between men and women in their participation in the labour force and education are diminishing: in 2015, 71% of all women between the ages of 20 and 65 had a paid job (in comparison with 82% of men) and the Emancipation monitor 2016 reveals that women more often receive higher education than men. In the study of medicine, this expresses itself in the fact that 68% of new students in 2015 were women. As a consequence the number of women doctors is increasing. The numbers for 2013 show that 65% of active dentists are men and 35% women. They, too, indicate an obvious increase of women. Statements that medicine, including dentistry, is feminising are incorrect because there are still more male doctors than female. The male-female ratio among medical specialists is 60:40 at the moment. It can be concluded that the medical and dental professions serve a well-educated and diverse public. It is precisely for this reason, that the medical and dental professions should offer positions to men and women and to people (m/f) with a Dutch and an immigrant background.
|Auteur(s)||A. van Doorne-Huiskes|
|Publicatiedatum||3 november 2017|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 124 - editie 11 - november 2017; 549-554|