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April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in the United Kingdom (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in the United Kingdom 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 92% of maternity leave benefits. There is a 0.94 difference between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. 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 tax deductible (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of the United Kingdom provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

United Kingdom 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 (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in the United Kingdom can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in the United Kingdom are not legally required to obey their husbands (148). In the United Kingdom, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the the United Kingdom, there is no legislation designating head of household status (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in the United Kngdom (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

United Kingdom law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in the United kingdom is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in the United Kingdom can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in the United Kingdom 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 (148). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in the United Kingdom can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (148). A woman in the United Kingdom can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 47% of the total labor force in the United Kingdom (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in the United Kingdom (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-5

United Kingdom law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of the United Kingdom provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in the United Kingdom 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 (148). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in the United Kingdom (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in the United Kingdom is free and compulsory (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in the United Kingdom 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 92% of maternity leave benefits. There is a 0.94 difference between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. 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 tax deductible (148). Parents in the United Kingdom are able to work flexibly (148). Working flexibly, such...more
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in the United Kingdom 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 (148). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in the United Kingdom, and so is discrimination based on marital status (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in the United Kingdom can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in the United Kingdom (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in the United Kingdom (148).
April 5, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, spousal rape, and domestic violence" (p. 15).
April 5, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Forcing a UK citizen into marriage anywhere in the world is a criminal offense in England and Wales" (p. 17).
April 5, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The law also provides for injunctive relief, personal protection orders, and protective exclusion orders (similar to restraining orders) for female victims of violence" (p. 25).
April 5, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"A child born in the UK receives the country’s citizenship at birth if one of the parents is a UK citizen or a legally settled resident. Children born in Northern Ireland may opt for UK, Irish, or dual citizenship. A child born in an overseas territory is a UK overseas territories citizen if at least one of the child’s parents has citizenship" (p. 16).
April 5, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage is 16. In England and Wales, persons under 18 and not previously married require the written consent of parents or guardians, and the underage person must present a birth certificate... The legal minimum age to enter into a marriage in Scotland is 16 and does not require parental consent" (p. 16 - 17).