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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, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of the Philippines provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Filipino 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 equal (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of the Philippines provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in the Philippines 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 (125). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men and women are equal (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in the Philippines 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 (125). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement age for men and women are equal (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in the Philippines (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in the Philippines can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women do not have equal ownership rights to immovable property (125). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in the Philippines, and so is discrimination based on marital status (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in the Philippines can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in the Philippines (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Filipino law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in the Philippines 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 women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. 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 (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 40% of the total labor force in the Philippines (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in the Philippines can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in the Philippines can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in the Philippines are not legally required to obey their husbands (125). Women can be head of household in the same way as a man. In the Philippines, another party legally administers the property in marriage (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Filipino law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in the Philippines is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in the Philippines 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 women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. 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 (125). Parents in the Philippines are not able to work flexibly...more
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Philippines, there is legislation designating head of household status (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in the Philippines (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in the Philippines (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in the Philippines (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in the Philippines cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (125). A woman in the Philippines can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in the Philippines is free and compulsory (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in the Philippines (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-DATA-3

"58% of currently married women age 15-49 were employed in the 12 months before the survey" (201). "Employment among currently married women generally increases with age; 29% of those age 15-19 were employed in the 12 months preceding the survey, as compared with 70% of those age 40-44 and 67% of those age 45-49 (Figure 14.1)" (202).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The DOH recommends skilled assistance during delivery to ensure that the pregnant woman and the newborn are managed properly. The DOH has deployed doctors, midwives, and nurses through the Doctors to the Barrios, Midwife Deployment, and Nurse Deployment programs, respectively, to fill in gaps in staffing in local government units (LGUs)" (115). This indicates cooperation with NGOs (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"…The mean duration of breastfeeding is 20.0 months (Table 11.3)" (164).