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Theme Human Development
Code HD-Y-1.3
Sub-theme Youth
Name Youth Employment-Youth Population Ratio (m/f)
Definition Paid youth employment-youth population ratio is the proportion of country's working age youth population that is employed. Employment is defined as persons 15+ years who performed any work at all for pay or profit, plus unpaid family workers.
Calculation/Formula "Number of youth in paid employment/Total Youth Population [calculate separately for total, male and female] - note orignal def was youth pop in LF"
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) 15-24 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, definitions may vary from census to census
Purpose/Rationale Gives assessments of income earning ability of the population
Policy Linkages Youth employment and gender policies
Preferred Data Sources Census
Alternative_Data Sources Labour force and household surveys
Census - HIES - DHS tag Census / HIES
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5-10 years
Other agencies countries_ must report to: ILO and UNICEF on youth employment/unemployment
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 and Youth Departments
SPC Programme HDP
Numerator Number of youth in paid employment
Denominator Total Youth Population in the LF [calculate separately for total, male and female]
Factor x 100
Unit %