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Table 2 Percentage distribution of socio-economic variables of women empowerment in Ethiopia in 2005 and 2011

From: Correlates of gender characteristics, health and empowerment of women in Ethiopia

Characteristics DHS 2005 DHS 2011
Women Men Women Men
Employment Status
   Unemployed 64.10 12.40 64.00 22.00
   Employed 35.90 87.60 36.00 78.00
Type of earning for work
   Unpaid 52.50 51.40 22.60 17.60
   Cash only or partly in kind 39.70 28.50 71.10 74.90
   Any kind only 7.80 20.10 6.40 7.40
Type of Occupation
   Prof/Tech/Manag. 3.80 2.60 4.30 6.56
   Clerical, Sales and services 32.90 7.00 42.00 15.60
   Agriculture 52.20 84.6 37.50 66.10
   Skilled Manual 6.10 3.30 14.50 9.62
   Unskilled manual 5.00 2.50 1.76 2.08
  1. Source: Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (2005 and 2011) data