DPRU Report: Status of Women in the South African Economy


Now available online: the full report co-authored by the DPRU on the "Status Of Women In The South African Economy", which includes draft results from the South African Counting Women's Work research (see section 7 of the report).

This is the first Government Report on the Status of Women in the South African economy, since the Ministry in the Presidency Responsible for Women was established in May 2014, and serves as a baseline document for the work to promote the socio-economic empowerment of women and gender equality.

This report articulates the current situation, while providing insight into some of the trends that are discernible in the data on women in the South African economy. It provides a step towards building a reliable knowledge base and disaggregated data that will inform women's socio-economic empowerment, and the advancement of gender equality in the country.

The Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women commissioned the Development Policy Research Unit to develop the report on the status of women in the South African economy in March 2015.


To view the full report, click here.


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