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

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May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Singapore (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Singapore provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Singaporian law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Singaporian 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. The mandatory ages for men and women to retire are equal (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 45% of the total labor force in singapore (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Singapore can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Singapore can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Singapore (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Singapore (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Singapore 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 a 0.55 difference between leave reserved ffor women and men relative to leave reserved for women. There is 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 (133). Parents in Singapore are not able to work flexibly (133). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial...more
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Singapore are not legally required to obey their husbands (133). In Singapore, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Singapore 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 (133). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory ages for men and women to retire are equal (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Singapore (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in singapore can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Singapore provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Singapore 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 a 0.55 difference between leave reserved ffor women and men relative to leave reserved for women. There is 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 (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Singapore 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 (133). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Singapore, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Singapore 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 (133). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory ages for men and women to retire are equal (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Singapore (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Singapore (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Singapore can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (133). A woman in Singapore can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Singapore, there is no legislation designating head of household status (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Singapore is free and compulsory (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Singapore can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (133).
May 10, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Singaporian law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Singapore is not prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not education. There are civil remedies, but not criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment (133).
April 24, 2019, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Children and Young Persons Act criminalizes mistreatment of children, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. The government enforced the law and provided support services for child-abuse victims" (p. 20).
April 24, 2019, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The age of consent for noncommercial sex is 16 years" (p. 20).
April 24, 2019, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Sexual intercourse with a person under 16 is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine, or both, and if the victim is 14 or younger punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine or caning" (p. 20).