According to INEI (National Institute of Statistics and Information), more than 15,800,000 Peruvian women, almost half of the country’s population (49.9%) will celebrate International Women’s Day today.
In terms of age, 3,375,000 of the total represent girls aged between 0-11 years; 1,712,000 are teenagers (age 12-17); 8,483,000 are of childbearing years (age 15-49); and 1,724,000 are senior citizens (age 60 and over).
Overall, it is reported that 95.4% of Peruvian females work. In urban areas, 94.4% of women are employed while in rural areas, 99.1% are employed.
Where are they working? 40.9% of women work in the services field; 25.7% in commerce; 22.2% in agriculture, fishing and mining; 8.6% in manufacturing; 1.9% in transport and communications; and 0.7% in construction.
What about employee benefits? Only 27.1% of working women have a pension plan and 77.2% receive health insurance.
Regarding to education levels among Peruvian women, in 2016, less than half (36%) of the female population concluded their high school studies, and only 16.7% have finished university.
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