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Theme Human Development
Code HD-GEN-1.9
Sub-theme Gender
Name Female to male labour force participation ratio (Females/Males) (Also see PD-LF-1.1)
Definition Measures the gap in the labour force participation rates for men and women.
Calculation/Formula Female labour force participation rate / Male labour force participation rate
Unit of Measure Ratio
Range (eg Age) 15+ years
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 Ratio - Ratio of 1 means equality, less than 1 means LFPR is higher for females, and more than 1 means LFPR is higher for males
Purpose/Rationale Describes differential access of women and men to labour market. Provides information on people’s livelihood; and links to good governance and SD
Policy Linkages National gender 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 labour force participation rate -Number of females aged 15+ engaged in the labour force / Total female working age population x 100
Denominator Male labour force participation rate - Number of males aged 15+ engaged in the labour force (male wage earners, self-employed employers and self-employed employees, unemployed but looking for work) / Total male working age population x 100