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Latest items for ERBG-DATA-2

Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Results show that, on the whole, 42% of interviewed women worked during the 12 months preceding the survey, and the majority of them (37%) worked during the seven days preceding the survey. The percentage of women who working during the 12 previous months increases regularly with age, from a minimum of 24% at 15-19 years to a maximum of 62% at 45-49 years . . . We note equally that the proportion of economically active women diminishes with the level of education, from 50% to 37%. Data according to area of residence show that the proportion of women who have worked in the last 12 months is higher in rural...more
Oct. 11, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The majority of management-level positions were set aside for men, while women were offered lower posts. While an estimated 60 percent of university entrants are female, women make up less than 20 percent of Iran's workforce. Iranian government officials have expressed concern about high unemployment among women, which unofficial figures put at about 40 percent" (para 11-13).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women participated in the formal labor force at approximately half the rate of men" (para 109)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women also represent 23% of the workforce, with more than three quarters of them holding permanent jobs" (para. 19).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"This is bad news for India, where already nearly 20 million women left the workforce between 2004 and 2012. In 2011, census data put the female labor force participation rate at 27 percent. This year, the annual economic survey conducted by the Ministry of Finance said it was just 24 percent — the worst in South Asia, and among the G-20 nations only beating Saudi Arabia" (para 5). "In April 2017, a World Bank report found the sharpest workforce participation drops among both illiterate women and India’s most educated women" (para 6). "For instance, women make up 51 percent of all new recruits in the tech industry, but only 34...more
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Omani women participate in the labour force in the Sultanate. The percentage of female employees in the Government sector in 2014 was 40.5 per cent. The percentage of Omani female employees in the private sector who were registered with the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority in 2014 was 23 per cent. These developments have enabled Omani women to contribute effectively in various fields within a relatively short period of time" (Pg 19). "during 2014, women constituted 40.5 per cent of the Government sector labour force and 23 per cent of the private sector labour force compared to 37 per cent and 19.2 per cent respectively in 2010. The Ministry...more
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LO-DATA-3

"The percentage of men with access to employment, economic resources, property, inheritance, agricultural services, and technology exceeded that of women, particularly in rural areas" (para 110)
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"As of July the ABS reported approximately 3.64 million persons (31 percent of the workforce) were employed as part-time workers, of whom 69 percent were women" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"In 2014 the agriculture sector continued to be the second largest job creator (INEC, 2014), generating employment for 228,606 people, of whom 10.9 per cent were women" (30).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"A significant difference existed between men and women in pay and professional promotions, and women were heavily underrepresented in top-level management positions, particularly in private industry" (26).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"According to the 2014-15 Employment Equity Report produced by the labor department’s Commission for Employment Equity, women held 20.9 percent of top management and 32.1 percent of senior management positions--rates significantly lower than the government target of 44.4 percent of management positions filled by women" (34). "Black women remained by far the most disadvantaged group in number and quality of management jobs" (41).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-2

"Women constituted 36 percent of the overall workforce but only 7 percent of senior officials and managers" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"According to the UN Development Program, women represented 23 percent of the labor force. According to the governmental Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, the female unemployment rate was more than 24 percent, compared with 9.8 percent for men" (41).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Approximately 2.6 million women aged 16 and older in the labor force have disabilities, including cognitive, ambulatory, sight, hearing, and self-care or independent living difficulties. They are 3.6 percent of all women in the labor force. The labor force participation rate of women aged 16 and older with disabilities in 2013 was 17.1 percent, compared with 62.7 percent of women without disabilities” (58)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Nearly seven in ten (67.8 percent) millennial women (aged 16–34) are in the workforce, compared with 73.1 percent of their male counterparts” (46)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“the share of women working in professional or managerial occupations grew from 33.2 to 39.9 percent [2002 to 2013]” (40)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Immigrant women overall are less likely than U.S.-born women to work in managerial or professional occupations (32.7 percent compared with 41.1 percent)” (57)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Millennial women and men have been highly vulnerable to unemployment: 11.6 percent of millennial women and 12.5 percent of millennial men were unemployed in 2013, which is well above the unemployment rates for women and men overall” (46)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“In the United States, women’s unemployment rates vary considerably by race and ethnicity. According to preliminary data, black women in 2014 had the highest unemployment rate among women at 10.5 percent, followed by Hispanic women (8.2 percent), white women (5.2 percent), and Asian women (4.6 percent; data are not available for Native American women). For each racial and ethnic group except Hispanics, women’s unemployment rates were lower than men’s” (56)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“6.1 percent of women aged 16 and older in the nation’s civilian, noninstitutionalized population were unemployed, compared with 6.3 percent of men (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015d). These unemployment rates were the lowest for women and men since 2008, when 5.4 percent of women and 6.1 percent of men were unemployed” (56)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Among women, rates are highest for those in their prime working years (aged 25–54); after increasing between 1960 and 1999, however, the labor force participation rate of women in this age group decreased nearly three percentage points between 2000 and 2014 (the labor force participation rate of men aged 25–54 declined by more than three percentage points during this time)...In 2014, 34.9 percent of older women were in the workforce, compared with 26.1 percent in 2000” (54-55)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Approximately 35.6 percent of employed women aged 65 and older work in managerial or professional occupations, a smaller percentage than their male counterparts (42.7 percent). Among all employed women and men aged 16 and older, the pattern differs: women are considerably more likely than men to work in professional or managerial occupations (39.9 percent compared with 33.0 percent)” (44)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2.1, titled “How the States Measure Up: Women’s Status on the Employment & Earnings Composite and Its Components, 2013,” it shows that the Percent of Women in the Labor Force was 58.6% (39)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Single mothers and young women also have high levels of unemployment. In 2013, single mothers with children under 18 were more than twice as likely to be unemployed as married mothers with a spouse present (12.0 percent compared with 4.8 percent; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014c).8 According to preliminary data for 2014, the nation’s youngest female workers (aged 16–19) had an unemployment rate of 17.7 percent; those aged 20–24 fared better but still had a relatively high unemployment rate (10.1 percent)” (56)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, CWC-DATA-4

“Immigrant women are less likely than U.S.-born women to be in the labor force (56.2 percent compared with 59.0 percent). While many immigrant women are thriving in the workforce, others encounter challenges that hinder their workforce participation or limit their access to higher quality employment” (57)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“In every state in the nation, the share of all employed women in these occupations increased during this time, with the largest gains in the District of Columbia (12.7 percentage points), Wyoming (10.9 percentage points), and New Hampshire (10.0 percentage points)” (xix)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Among the detailed racial and ethnic groups shown in Table B2.4, women of Bolivian and Peruvian descent have the highest labor force participation rates among Hispanic women at 70.1 and 66.0 percent, respectively, and women of Cuban descent have the lowest rate at 55.9 percent (Appendix Table B2.4). Women who identify as Filipino and Laotian have the highest workforce participation rates among Asian/Pacific Islander women (68.2 and 64.8 percent), and women who identify as Pakistani and Bangladeshi have the lowest rates (41.8 and 44.3 percent). Among Native American women, the Chippewa and the Pueblo have the highest workforce participation rates at 59.4 percent and 59.0 percent, respectively, and the Navajo...more
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Women’s labor force participation rate, however, declined from 59.6 in 2002 to 57.0 percent in 2014” (40)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Women aged 16 and older who live with a same-sex partner are much more likely to participate in the labor force than women of the same age range who are married to men (74.8 percent compared with 60.0 percent). Women who live with a same-sex partner, however, are less likely to be in the workforce than unmarried women who live with a male partner (76.4 percent)” (135)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“More than one in three (34.2 percent) millennial women work in managerial or professional occupations, compared with one in four (25.4 percent) millennial men” (46)