GLOSSARY
 

The following terms have been largely selected from the glossary of the Gender Statistics Website of the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECE). See UNECE gender statistics glossary.
 

 
 


Economic activity rate
Ratio (expressed as a percent) of the economically active population (employed or unemployed) aged 15 years and over to the total population of the corresponding age group.

Economically active population
All persons of either sex who furnish the supply of labour for the production of goods and services during specified time-reference period.
 
  (a) Usually active population: measured in relation to a long reference period such as a year.
  (b) Currently active population or labour force: measured in relation to a short reference period such as one day or one week.
 
Employed population
All persons above a specific age who during a specified brief period, either one week or one day, where in the following categories:
 
  (a) "Paid employment":
   

1)

"At work": persons who during the reference period performed some work for wage or salary, in cash or in kind;
   

2)

"With a job but not a work" person who, having already worked in their present job were temporarily not at work during the reference period and had a formal attachment to their job.
  (b) "Self employment":
   

1)

"At work": persons who during the reference period performed some work for profit or family gain, in cash or in kind.
   

2)

"With an enterprise but not at work": persons with an enterprise, which may be a business, a farm or a service undertaking, who were temporarily not a work during the reference period for any specific reason.
 
Empowerment
Process of gaining control over the self, over ideology and the resources which determine power
 


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