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More women on the job


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More women on the job

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BARBADIAN WOMEN HAVE now surpassed the men in employment.

The situation, which occurred for the first time last year, was reported Thursday evening by professor of economics and pro-vice chancellor for planning and development at the University of the West Indies, Andrew Downes.

During his lecture In Strength And Unity: Job Creation, Skill Development And Labour Reform In Barbados, the second in the university’s Independence lecture series, he contrasted the situation to reports that the majority of inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds, in connection with drugs charges are men.

“From 1976 when we started collecting data on a continuous basis on the labour market, we see that the employment increased from 87 000 persons to just over 126 000 persons that we have today, a growth rate of 0.9 per cent,” Downes said. (WILLCOMM)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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