YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The presentation of the "Men and Women in Armenia" collection was held in Yerevan November 19. The collection was published by the Ministry of Statistics–State Register and Analysis with the financial and professional assistance of the Central Statistical Department of Switzerland.
Head of the Department of Social and Demographic Statistics Hrachya Petrossian pointed out that there were certain difficulties in gathering the information for the collection. He said it is impossible to make calculations on the basis of the population size–as there are no calculations of migration. Therefore–more exact calculations can be made only in 2000. Minister of Statistics–State Register and Analysis Stepan Mnakatsanian stressed that the index of resident population in Armenia needs verifying–as the most recent census was conducted in 1989–after the earthquake. So the investigators had to be based on this index. There are no visa calculations either. Only the number of people who left the country by air is known.
The "Men and Women in Armenia" collection contains statistical data on the proportion of men and women in the health–education and employment spheres as well as in the echelons of power. For instance–in 1998–62 women and 138 men worked in the judicial bodies–43 women and 57 men worked in the state and local government bodies. Among ministers and deputy ministers there are only two women–while men number 98; 48 women and 52 men work in the presidential staff; 80 women and 20 men work in the government staff.