Gender And Labour In St Lucia: Evidence From Household Surveys: A Policy Brief
St Lucia’s Quarterly Labour Force Surveys of 2012 suggest that the educational achievements of women aged 15 years and above are noticeably higher than those of men in the same age group.
The gender differences are even larger for young people aged 15 to 29 years.
However, despite higher educational achievements, women are less well-off than men in the labour market in terms of key indicators such as participation, employment and unemployment rates, as well as earnings. How do we understand these seeming anomalies?
UN Women’s work in this area focuses on measures that enhance and secure the financial independence of women; promote their equal participation; and, provide socio-economic protections that would contribute to reduction in poverty and inequality, would enhance the quality of life of women and their families.