Risky drinking behaviour rising among women: OECD

Many trying to compete in ‘typically masculine work environments’
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2015

On the one hand, the news is good — per-capital alcohol consumption in the 34 countries in the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD) has declined overall. On the other hand, many countries have seen a significant increase in some risky drinking behaviours (such as binge drinking) — particularly among young people and women.

“There is a fairly strong trend for women’s drinking behaviours to converge to those of men,” said its report Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics and Public Health Policy, which looked at the years 2011 to 2014.