Female entrepreneurs in the Dutch business economy are engaged in international activities to virtually the same degree as their male counterparts. However, there are differences between sectors. The proportion of male entrepreneurs who are internationally active increases up to and including the age category 45-54 years and then declines. For female entrepreneurs, this proportion increases with age in all age categories. This is evident from the publication Dutch Trade in Facts and Figures 2020 published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) today.
Women account for one-quarter of internationally active entrepreneurs. In 2018, for example, there were altogether 142 thousand male internationally active entrepreneurs in the Dutch business economy, against 49 thousand female entrepreneurs. Although the number of male entrepreneurs is considerably larger than the number of female entrepreneurs, there has hardly been any difference in recent years in the extent to which they are active internationally. In 2018, 14.5 percent of female entrepreneurs were internationally active, while this share stood at 15.2 percent among male entrepreneurs.
The extent to which male and female entrepreneurs trade internationally is connected with their age. The share of male entrepreneurs who are internationally active increases up to and including the age category 45-54 years and then declines. For female entrepreneurs, the share increases with age and does not decline from the age of 55. In the group entrepreneurs aged 25 to 54, women are slightly less internationally active than their male counterparts. Socioeconomic factors such as childcare probably play a role here.
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