Even though they have big dreams and many projects in mind, Costa Rican women consider their opportunities in the country to grow and meet their goals are a few or nonexistent.
A study conducted by Demoscopia company, and supported by the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce, reveals that although 74% of women expect to have better job opportunities in 5 years, 47% of them do not think they will.
Alejandra Mora, Minister of Women and president of the National Institute for Women (INAMU), declared that the situation is a reality that they are aware of and it shows that the country hasn’t economically empowered women. The study indicates that only 34% of women believe that their opportunities are good, abundant or important.
(..)Only 45% of us are part of the economically active population, and this dramatic fact is showing the reality. It also tells us that women cannot go to work because they are responsible for the care not only of children but also of the sick and the elderly,
The Minister said that the perception that all women are or should be selfless and to put others before themselves, responds to a social distortion that has been dragged on for decades.
76% out of the 1,215 women interviewed for this study, said that family is the most important aspect of their life. However, 30% believe that studying, prospering and to having a profession are synonymous of success.