GIRLS
Barriers for girls and women to get their first job - (Yo! Fest - a youth-led festival bringing young people and decision-makers together)
4 questions polled on this topic
7% response rate
15,772 responded out of 215,740 polled
May 1. 2018
Is it difficult for young women to get into the world of work where you live?
May 1. 2018
What stops/makes it hard for young women to get their first job?
May 1. 2018
Whose responsibility should solving this issue be?
May 1. 2018
What support do young women need to overcome barriers to work?

POLL RESULTS

MAY 1. 2018
Is it difficult for young women to get into the world of work where you live?
15,772 responded out of 215,740 polled
Female
56%
Yes
 
Yes
29%
No
 
No
15%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
49%
Yes
 
Yes
35%
No
 
No
16%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
44%
yes
 
yes
24%
no
 
no
32%
don't know
 
don't know

15-19
46%
yes
 
yes
32%
no
 
no
22%
don't know
 
don't know

20-24
54%
yes
 
yes
33%
no
 
no
13%
don't know
 
don't know

25-30
56%
yes
 
yes
34%
no
 
no
10%
don't know
 
don't know

31-34
51%
yes
 
yes
38%
no
 
no
11%
don't know
 
don't know

35+
48%
yes
 
yes
39%
no
 
no
13%
don't know
 
don't know
52%
Yes
 
Yes
31%
No
 
No
17%
Don't know
 
Don't know
MAY 1. 2018
What stops/makes it hard for young women to get their first job?
11,753 responded out of 15,812 polled
Female
18%
School doesn't prepare girls well
 
School doesn't prepare girls well
8%
Lack of childcare
 
Lack of childcare
24%
Stereotypes
 
Stereotypes
7%
Bad internship upset me
 
Bad internship upset me
25%
Employers fear pregnancy
 
Employers fear pregnancy
17%
Girls have less confidence naturally
 
Girls have less confidence naturally

Male
22%
School doesn't prepare girls well
 
School doesn't prepare girls well
11%
Lack of childcare
 
Lack of childcare
24%
Stereotypes
 
Stereotypes
7%
Bad internship upset me
 
Bad internship upset me
17%
Employers fear pregnancy
 
Employers fear pregnancy
20%
Girls have less confidence naturally
 
Girls have less confidence naturally
0-14
29%
school doesn't prepare girls well
 
school doesn't prepare girls well
10%
lack of childcare
 
lack of childcare
17%
stereotypes
 
stereotypes
11%
bad internship upset me
 
bad internship upset me
12%
employers fear pregnancy
 
employers fear pregnancy
21%
girls have less confidence naturally
 
girls have less confidence naturally

15-19
22%
school doesn't prepare girls well
 
school doesn't prepare girls well
9%
lack of childcare
 
lack of childcare
25%
stereotypes
 
stereotypes
7%
bad internship upset me
 
bad internship upset me
18%
employers fear pregnancy
 
employers fear pregnancy
19%
girls have less confidence naturally
 
girls have less confidence naturally

20-24
18%
school doesn't prepare girls well
 
school doesn't prepare girls well
11%
lack of childcare
 
lack of childcare
25%
stereotypes
 
stereotypes
7%
bad internship upset me
 
bad internship upset me
21%
employers fear pregnancy
 
employers fear pregnancy
19%
girls have less confidence naturally
 
girls have less confidence naturally

25-30
20%
school doesn't prepare girls well
 
school doesn't prepare girls well
9%
lack of childcare
 
lack of childcare
22%
stereotypes
 
stereotypes
6%
bad internship upset me
 
bad internship upset me
25%
employers fear pregnancy
 
employers fear pregnancy
18%
girls have less confidence naturally
 
girls have less confidence naturally

31-34
18%
school doesn't prepare girls well
 
school doesn't prepare girls well
8%
lack of childcare
 
lack of childcare
23%
stereotypes
 
stereotypes
9%
bad internship upset me
 
bad internship upset me
26%
employers fear pregnancy
 
employers fear pregnancy
17%
girls have less confidence naturally
 
girls have less confidence naturally

35+
28%
school doesn't prepare girls well
 
school doesn't prepare girls well
11%
lack of childcare
 
lack of childcare
12%
stereotypes
 
stereotypes
7%
bad internship upset me
 
bad internship upset me
25%
employers fear pregnancy
 
employers fear pregnancy
17%
girls have less confidence naturally
 
girls have less confidence naturally
22%
School doesn't prepare girls well
 
School doesn't prepare girls well
10%
Lack of childcare
 
Lack of childcare
23%
Stereotypes
 
Stereotypes
7%
Bad internship upset me
 
Bad internship upset me
19%
Employers fear pregnancy
 
Employers fear pregnancy
19%
Girls have less confidence naturally
 
Girls have less confidence naturally
MAY 1. 2018
Whose responsibility should solving this issue be?
11,071 responded out of 11,769 polled
Female
23%
Government
 
Government
4%
School
 
School
5%
Employer
 
Employer
17%
Trade/Labour Union
 
Trade/Labour Union
7%
Women
 
Women
1%
Charities
 
Charities
43%
Everyone
 
Everyone

Male
28%
Government
 
Government
8%
School
 
School
4%
Employer
 
Employer
10%
Trade/Labour Union
 
Trade/Labour Union
9%
Women
 
Women
2%
Charities
 
Charities
40%
Everyone
 
Everyone
0-14
24%
government
 
government
10%
school
 
school
5%
employer
 
employer
20%
trade/labour union
 
trade/labour union
13%
women
 
women
1%
charities
 
charities
27%
everyone
 
everyone

15-19
25%
government
 
government
7%
school
 
school
4%
employer
 
employer
16%
trade/labour union
 
trade/labour union
9%
women
 
women
2%
charities
 
charities
38%
everyone
 
everyone

20-24
25%
government
 
government
6%
school
 
school
5%
employer
 
employer
11%
trade/labour union
 
trade/labour union
9%
women
 
women
1%
charities
 
charities
43%
everyone
 
everyone

25-30
27%
government
 
government
5%
school
 
school
4%
employer
 
employer
12%
trade/labour union
 
trade/labour union
7%
women
 
women
2%
charities
 
charities
42%
everyone
 
everyone

31-34
27%
government
 
government
5%
school
 
school
3%
employer
 
employer
12%
trade/labour union
 
trade/labour union
8%
women
 
women
0%
charities
 
charities
45%
everyone
 
everyone

35+
21%
government
 
government
6%
school
 
school
3%
employer
 
employer
19%
trade/labour union
 
trade/labour union
6%
women
 
women
1%
charities
 
charities
43%
everyone
 
everyone
25%
Government
 
Government
8%
School
 
School
4%
Employer
 
Employer
13%
Trade/Labour Union
 
Trade/Labour Union
8%
Women
 
Women
2%
Charities
 
Charities
39%
Everyone
 
Everyone
MAY 1. 2018
What support do young women need to overcome barriers to work?
7,381 responded out of 11,079 polled
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