08 December, 2007

Gender Issues in Employment, Underemployment and Incomes : Book Launch

The Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics, AusAID and the School of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics will launch the book, "Gender Issues in Employment, Underemployment and Incomes" written by Dr Wadan Narsey on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 at the AusAID Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. The program runs from 5.30pm to 7pm. The book overview and key findings will cover:
  • Who works more in paid work - females or males?
  • How much additional time is required for household work compared to paid work? Another 20%? 60%? 80%? 100%?
  • Who works more in "total work" including household work?
  • Are women getting "equal pay for equal work"?
  • How poor are female workers compared to male workers?

Light refreshments to follow. For more information, pls call Bhavna Ram on telephone (679) 3232547 or e-mail ram_b@usp.ac.fj.

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