Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, 2010-2011

Arab Society Issue No.10

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The Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators is a biennial publication published by the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It typically focuses on such areas as population, education, households and family, human settlements, health and economic activity.



Syrian Arab Republic

“The women’s labour force participation rate was extremely low in the Syrian Arab Republic in 2010, at 12.9 per cent amongst working-age females. The rate was even lower, at 8.9 per cent, amongst female youth. The majority of working-age men participated in the labour force, 72.2 per cent, which was over five times the rate for women. Just under half (47.8 per cent) of male youth participated in the labour force.


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