Employment conditions

Modified on 2013/05/16 14:02 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Work

From gender issues to gender statistics on employment conditions: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Are women concentrated in sectors and occupations that are usually low paid? Industry (branch) of economic activity by sex Occupation by sex Population census Household surveys such as LFS (Labour Force Survey)
Do women have the same chances as men to be in managerial positions? Occupation by sex Population census Household surveys such as LFS
Are women more likely than men to be in vulnerable employment? Status in employment by sex Population census Household surveys such as LFS
Are women more often than men found in unregulated and unprotected employment with no contract and no benefits? Employment and informal employment by sex Surveys on informal sector and informal employment, LFS that include a module on informal employment
Do women get paid as much as men? Is the gender pay gap closing? Wages or earnings by sex, detailed occupation, educational attainment and years of seniority. Statistics needed for at least two points in time.

Household surveys such as LFS