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Latest items for Costa Rica

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Macedonia, Panama, Thailand, Uruguay
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Finland, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Philippines, Thailand, Uruguay
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Costa Rica (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Costa Rica (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Costa Rica (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Costa Rica can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Costa Rica of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 50% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (78). Parents in Costa Rica are not able to work flexibly (78). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).more
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Costa Rica can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Costa Rica (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Costa Rica cannot work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (78). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which men and women can retire with partial pension benefits are not equal (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Costa Rica provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Costa Rica is free and compulsory (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Costa Rican law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Costa Rica is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Costa Rican law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Costa Rica, there is no legislation designating head of household status (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Costa Rican law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal, but the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are not equal (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Costa Rica (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 38% of the total labor force in Costa Rica (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Costa Rica can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (78). A woman in Costa Rica can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Costa Rica can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Costa Rica provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Costa Rica (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Costa Rica can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (78). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Costa Rica, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Costa Rica can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Costa Rica of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 50% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Costa Rica can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women cannot work the same night hours as men. Women are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (78). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are not equal (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Costa Rica are not legally required to obey their husbands (78). In Costa Rica, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (78).