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Latest items for Latvia

April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Latvia can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (105). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Latvia can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Latvia are not legally required to obey their husbands (105). In Latvia, when determining how to legally administer marital property, both spouses must agree (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Latvia, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Latvia law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Latvia (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Latvia (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Latvia (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Latvia (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Latvia can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (105). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (105). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Latvia, but discrimination based on marital status is not (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Latvia can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (105). A woman in Latvia can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Latvia can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Latvia (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Latvia is free and compulsory (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Latvia law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Latvia can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Latvia (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 50% of the total labor force in Latvia (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Latvia can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are 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 (105). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Latvia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Latvia law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Latvia is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are no criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are civil remedies (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Latvia 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 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Latvia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Latvia 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 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (105). Parents in Latvia are able to work flexibly (105). 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).
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

2.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kosovo, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Romania, Slovakia, Sudan, Taiwan, Togo
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

2.0
March 15, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18. Persons younger than 18 may legally marry only with parental permission and if one party is at least 16 and the other is at least 18" (15).