Women Trail Men for Full-Time Jobs, S Asia at Bottom

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Women Trail Men for Full-Time Jobs, S Asia at Bottom


New Delhi, Sept. 30 -- In the whole world, south Asia is the region with the maximum gender disparity in full-time employment, a poll by Gallup has found.

Against the 36% for men, just 10% of south Asian women had full-time jobs in 2012, according to Gallup. The polling and market research firm found that the gender disparity in employment in south Asia - including India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - was more than the global average.

In every region of the world, men surpass women when it comes to having a "good job" - that is, full-time work for an employer, or what Gallup refers to as the Payroll to Population (P2P) employment rate. Worldwide, the P2P for men is 34%; it is 18% for women.

Women are least likely to be in the workforce in South Asia, West Asia and North Africa, with fewer than one in four participating, the poll found.

P2P rates are highest for men and women in Northern America and non-European Union parts of Europe (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Northern Cyprus), but surprisingly, gender gaps are wide in these regions as well. …

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