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April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in the United States can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the United States, there is no legislation designating head of household status (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-5

American law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 46% of the total labor force in th United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in the United States can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in the United States 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. The ages at which men and women can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of the United States provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in the United States of at least 14 weeks. Women do not receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. 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 tax deductible (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in the United States 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. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in the United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in the United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in the United States 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 States, and is discrimination based on marital status (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in the United States can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (148). A woman in the United States can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in the United states of at least 14 weeks. Women do not receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. 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 tax deductible (148). Parents in the United States are not able to work flexibly (148). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (EJ-CODER COMMENT).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in the United States are not legally required to obey their husbands (148). In the United States, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

American 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, and the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are also equal (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in the Untied States is free and compulsory (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of the United States provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

American law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in the United States 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 (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in the United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in the United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in the United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in the United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in the United States can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (148).
April 8, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"A similar trend can be observed in the United States, and in 2014, suicide surpassed maternal mortality as the leading cause of death in girls ages 15-19 in the developing world, according to the World Health Organisation" (para 7).
April 8, 2019, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"More men die by suicide than women in the U.S. and Canada on a yearly basis. But the rate of suicide is rising among women more quickly than men in both countries. A recent study by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics found that the rate of women who die by suicide increased by 50 per cent between 2000 and 2016. That’s compared to a 21 per cent rate of increase for men. 'The narrowing in the ratio of male-to-female suicide rates reflects the accelerated increase in female suicide rates compared with male suicide rates beginning in 2007,' the study reads" (para 1-4).
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Mexico, Moldova, South Africa, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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