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Field Detail
Theme Human Development
Code HD-Y-1.5
Sub-theme Youth
Name Paid-Unpaid Employment Ratio - Youth (m/f)
Definition Describe proportion of young people in wage/ salaried jobs relative to those in unpaid work .
Calculation/Formula "Number of young people in wage or salaried jobs / Number of young people in unpaid work [calculate separately for total, males and females]"
Unit of Measure Ratio
Range (eg Age) 15-24 years
Assumptions Activity during the seven days prior to Census.
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 Assessment of income –earning ability of young people
Policy Linkages Youth employment and gender policies
Preferred Data Sources Census
Alternative_Data Sources HIES labour force module, labour force 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 young people in wage or salaried jobs
Component 1 -
Component 2 -
Component 3 -
Component 4 -
Denominator Number of young people in unpaid work [calculate separately for total, males and females]
Factor -
Unit -