Labour force participation

Modified on 2015/05/04 14:35 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Work

Table II.6

From gender issues to gender statistics on labour force participation: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Are short- and long-term labour force participation trends the same for women and men? Labour force participation by sex for multiple points in time. Household surveys such as labour force surveys (LFS).
Population censuses.
Do variations in women’s labour force participation by age suggest that women temporarily or permanently withdraw from the labour force to care for their children? Labour force participation by sex and age. Household surveys, such as LFS. Population censuses.
Are young women more likely than young men to be unemployed? Unemployment by sex and age. Household surveys, such as LFS. Population censuses.
Administrative records.