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

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May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
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Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

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May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
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Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

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April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Switzerland 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 (140). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The ages at which men and women can retire with partial pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men and women are not equal (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Switzerland can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Swiss law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Switzerland is 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 (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Switzerland (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Switzerland (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 47% of the total labor force in Switzerland (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Switzerland 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 (140). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Switzerland, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Switzerland (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Switzerland (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Switzerland 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 tax deductible (140). Parents in Switzerland are not able to work flexibly (140). Working flexibly, such...more
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Switzerland 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 tax deductible (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Switzerland is free and compulsory (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Switzerland can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in switzerland can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (140). A woman in Switzerland can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Switzerland 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 (140). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men and women are not equal (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Switzerland are not legally required to obey their husbands (140). In Switzerland, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Swiss law does mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal, and the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are not equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men and women are not equal (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Swiss law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Switzerland (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Switzerland can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Switzerland (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Switzerland provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Switzerland can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Switzerland, there is no legislation designating head of household status (140).
April 30, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Switzerland provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (140).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"(d) Disparities between cantons in relation to granting residence permits, in that decisions made often depend on the type of exploitation, the cantonal authority and the individual case worker involved;" (10).