The status of women in the South African economy

Date: September 9, 2016
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The report details the present situation of women within the South African economy as well as giving an insight into trends that are discernible in the data. In this way it is possible to see where South Africa has been successful in enabling women’s full participation in the economy and where it is necessary to refocus.

The report focuses on women’s status in education and in the labour market, women’s access to credit, land and property as well as poverty and inequality and unpaid work.

It is estimated that women spend 15 500 more hours in productive work than men between the ages of 10 and 70. The demands women face affect their participation in the labour force. The social norms regarding women’s work and men’s work in the home need to change.

Author: Department of Women, R.S.A.
Publisher: Department of Women, R.S.A.
Year of Publication: August 2015
Classification Number: 305.488968 DEP