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Theme Human Development
Code HD-GEN-1.8
Sub-theme Gender
Name Female Labour Force Participation rate (Also see PD-LF-1.1)
Definition Expresses the share of female employed plus unemployed in comparison to the working age population.
Calculation/Formula Number of females employed plus unemployed aged 15 + / Total female working age population x 100
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) Females - 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
Intended Direction of change Increase
Purpose/Rationale Measure of productive capabilities of women and men in the economy. Provides information on people’s livelihoods
Policy Linkages Addressed by national Sustainable Development Frameworks
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 Number of females aged 15 + engaged in the labour force
Component 1 Female aged 15 + wage or salary earners
Component 2 Female aged 15 + self-employed (employer)
Component 3 Female aged 15 + self-employed (employee)
Component 4 Females aged 15 + un-employed but looking for a job
Denominator Total female aged 15 +
Factor x 100
Unit %