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Field Detail
Theme Human Development
Code HD-GEN-1.10
Sub-theme Gender
Name Female-male employment to population ratio (Also see PD-LF-1.3)
Definition Female employment to population ratio (15 +) - [Females employed + females self-employed + female unpaid family workers] / Female working age population (15 +); Male employment to population ratio - [Males employed + males self-employed + male unpaid family workers] / Male working age population
Calculation/Formula Female employment to population ratio / Male employment to population ratio x 100
Unit of Measure Ratio
Range (eg Age) 15 +
Assumptions That information is correctly reported in a census or survey
Limitations Labour force status may not be correctly classified during data collection as well as data coding. http://kilm.ilo.org/2011/download/kilm02EN.pdf
Purpose/Rationale Measure of access of women to employment and the labour market. Provides information of economic activity differentials between women and men and excess of supply of labour over demand.
Policy Linkages National fiscal and macro-economic policies; gender and youth economic empowerment and labour policies and plans
Preferred Data Sources Census
Alternative_Data Sources Labour-force surveys, HIES dedicated labour force module
Census - HIES - DHS tag Census
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5-10 years
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
Comments / Regional Trend Analysis Standard definition of labour force and economic activities not applied from census to census or survey to census, etc
Means of Verification (outside NSO system) Labour and Employment Departments
SPC Programme HDP
Numerator Female employment to population ratio (15 + ) - [Females employed + females self-employed + female unpaid family workers] / Female working age population x 100
Denominator Male employment to population ratio (15 + ) - [Males employed + males self-employed + male unpaid family workers] / Male working age population x 100 (See "Component 2")