Could Paternity Leave Help Women Earn More?
In Haiti, as in most nations, social distortions and inequalities make it harder for women to participate in the labor market as much as men.
According to a study carried out by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Rights (MCFDF), women make up less than one-third of the formal sector. In addition to having less access to employment opportunities than men, women work in more precarious jobs and the income they generate remains lower. Women hold less than ten percent of management positions.
How to tackle this problem is the topic of a new research paper by Mélissa Torchenaud, project analyst in the Department of Public Investment of the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation.