Career Aspirations

Despite very low rates of formal employment reported (see “Paid Work and Control of Earnings & Assets” Topic Brief), Figure 4 shows that majorities of both women (60%) and men (77%) under age 25 say they plan to pursue a career. In addition, 19% of men and 5% of women in this age group reported that they were already working toward a career.

As with educational aspirations, there are marked differences among women in Morocco when it comes to career aspirations.

As shown in Figure 5, women’s career aspirations are related to the level of education they have achieved.

For more information on actual labor force participation in Morocco, see the “Paid Work and Control of Earnings and Assets” Topic Brief.