Why you can't find many women in formal employment

Data shows that even as more women increasingly delay marriage and childbirth in favour of education and career, female-headed households report higher levels of poverty.

What you need to know:

  • Whereas their contribution to building economy is immense, women still occupy peripheral roles in formal units.

  • The newly published 2018 Economic Survey by KNBS shows that women are grossly underrepresented across all sectors of the economy, making up only 36.5 per cent of the active workforce.

  • The data shows that even as more women increasingly delay marriage and childbirth in favour of education and career, female-headed households report higher levels of poverty.

Every two out of three workers in Kenya is a man, new data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics has revealed, painting a bleak picture of the disenfranchisement of women in the workforce.

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