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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Peru can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Peruvian law does mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement age for men and women are the same (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Peru are not legally required to obey their husbands (124). In Peru, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Peru (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Peru (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 45% of the total labor force in Peru (124.
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Peru 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 a difference of 1 between leave reserved for men and women relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no 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 (124). Parents in Peru are not able to work flexibly (124). Working flexibly, such...more
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Peru (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Peru can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Peru, there is no legislation designating head of household status (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Peru is free and compulsory (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Peru (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Peru provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Peru (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Peru (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Peru can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (124). A woman in Peru can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Peru 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 (124). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men and women are the same (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Peru 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 a difference of 1 between leave reserved for men and women relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no 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 (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Peru can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Peru provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Peru 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 (124). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men and women are the same (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Peruvian law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Peru is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are civil remedies, but not criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Peru 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 (124). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Peru, but discrimination based on marital status is not (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Peruvian law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Peru can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (124).
April 20, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The average monthly income, set in September 2016, was 1,640 to 1,867 soles ($505-$575) for men and 1,352 soles ($415) for women" (p. 26).
April 20, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 14" (p. 15).
April 20, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-LAW-2

"A conviction of rape of a minor younger than 14 carries penalties ranging from 25 years to life in prison" (p. 15).