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April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Uruguan law does not establishe an anti-discrimination commission (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Uruguay can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (149). 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 (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Uruguay can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Uruguan 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 (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Uruguay (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Uruguay is free and compulsory (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Uruguay 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 (149). Parents in Uruguay are not able to work flexibly (149). Working flexibly, such...more
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Uruguay (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Uruguay provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Uruguay can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (149). A woman in Uruguay can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Urugauy provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Uruguay 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 not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (149). 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 (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 45% of the total labor force in Uruguay (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Uruguay (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Uruguay 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 (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Uruguay (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Uruguan law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Uruguay is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are not criminal penalties, but there are civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Venezuela can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Uruguay are not legally required to obey their husbands (149). In Uruguay, both parties in agreement legally administer the property in marriage (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Uruguay can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Uruguay, there is no legislation designating head of household status (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Uruguay (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Uruguay 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 (149). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Uruguay, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Uruguay (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Uruguay can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (149).
April 9, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The penal code establishes the minimum age for consensual sex as 12" (p. 12).
April 9, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In April the NGO Gurises Unidos reported that 80 percent of child abuse occurred within the home" (p. 11).
April 9, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law does not require equal pay for equal work" (p. 11).
April 9, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal, and penalties range from one to six years in prison" (p. 12).