Could Paternity Leave Help Women Earn More?
In Haiti, as in most nations, social distortions and inequalities that rule the labor market prevent women from contributing to their full capacity.
How to solve 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.
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 very low. Women hold less than ten percent of management positions.