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Sept. 21, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-DATA-2

"[Attorney Shauna] Prewitt said it's important to keep in mind the impact that co-parenting would have on the mother, who always would be confronted with the trauma of her rape. 'It has a really negative affect on women. They're more likely to abuse alcohol; they may not be able to hold a job. ... All these kinds of issues might arise,' Prewitt said. 'It's more like suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. And when you have two parents who cannot co-parent ... you have a certain situation where one parent's rights have to fall away. In this circumstance, it should be the one who committed the bad act'"(para 40).The article estimates ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"According to The Sentencing Project, nearly half of women in state prisons have not completed high school. Sixty percent were not employed full-time when they were arrested, and nearly 1/3 had been receiving some kind of welfare benefits prior to arrest"(para 7)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2, LRCM-DATA-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-LAW-1, ERBG-DATA-2, MARR-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-5, MARR-LAW-1, MARR-LAW-4, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"Women in Iran are subject to pervasive discrimination both in law and practice, including in areas concerning marriage, divorce, child custody, freedom of movement, employment, and access to political office. Women and girls are inadequately protected against domestic and other violence, including early and forced marriage and marital rape"(para 17)
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The goal of the new program is to raise the number of women in the formal economy in the Solomon Islands, advancing women’s economic empowerment and growing GDP. Currently, approximately 60 percent of women who live in the Solomon Islands are employed, compared with 72 percent of men. Of those women in the workforce, 76 percent are in subsistence work. The ratio of men and women in the labor force in the Solomon Islands has remained relatively stagnant over the past decade, largely a product of gender inequalities in education, training, household responsibilities, and cultural attitudes about the role of women"(para 3)."According to the IFC’s Operations Officer for Gender, Sarah ...more
Aug. 24, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2

“Unemployment among women stands at 27 percent, compared with 20 percent for men” (para 11).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

The Economically Active Population in 2005 was 51.4%. Women’s participation rate in economic activity was 37.2 percent, compared to men at 65.8 percent. (EAP: P1) During the nineties agriculture was decentralized upon being parceled out to large state farms. About 52 percent of land was given for free and indefinite use to corporate structures of the Ministries of Agriculture and Sugar, forming 1,480 Basic Units of Cooperative Production...The production is intended in part for self-support, another part is sold to the state, and the surplus is sold in the markets. UBPCs have represented a significant source of employment for women. 13.6 percent of people have joined the agricultural sphere of ...more
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Of the 6,000 imams who have been trained by NECDO, one is Mohammed Ehsan Saikal, the imam in Kabul who has kept his mosque open to women for 12 years. He has been working with Afghani during this time and often preaches about the importance of education for girls. 'I have three daughters, and all of them are highly educated and go to work,' he says. 'The best thing I have received from this organization is enlightenment and awareness'"(para 17)."Nargis Hamdard, age 20, is a female student at Mr. Saikal’s madrasa, which operates alongside his mosque. Her family used to be against education for women, but since she started coming ...more
Aug. 8, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The 30 grooms in the recent ceremony work in low-wage jobs, some as drivers, others as security guards or agricultural labourers.The brides are mainly unemployed and after their marriages most of the couples will live with families as they cannot afford their own homes"(para 12-13)
Aug. 7, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Since 2013, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made increasing women’s labor force participation a core component of his economic growth plan. Known as 'womenomics,' research has suggested that this strategy could boost Japan’s GDP by 15 percent and help expand the country’s shrinking labor force.However, skeptics of Abe’s womenomics agenda have argued that women’s economic potential cannot be realized by policy changes alone. They contend that a transformation in cultural attitudes toward women must occur as well"(para 3-4)."According to one critic, for example, Japan’s 'gendered status quo' continues to 'allocate productive roles to men and reproductive roles to women.' Consequently, despite having one of the most liberal paid parental leave ...more
Aug. 4, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Half or more of our workforce is made of women but we are still not progressing at the same level as men" (para 4).
July 26, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees report 'Jordanian and Syrian Refugee Women’s Labour Force, 2016,' 81% of women in Jordan are unemployed. Among those employed, the rate stands at 20% for Jordanians and 6% for Syrian refugees" (para 6). "The Population and Housing Census conducted by the Department of Statistics in 2016 showed that the rate of Jordanian women in the labor market declined over the past 10 years. In 2016, they accounted for 13.4% of laborers, or a total of around 243,545, compared to 14.7% in 2007. The census also revealed that Jordanian women on average begin withdrawing from the labor market at the age of ...more
July 6, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The data appears to support the critics. The labor force participation rate among women ages fifteen to sixty-four has increased by just two percentage points – from 65 percent in 2013 to 67 percent in 2015 – since womenomics was introduced in Japan" (para 7).
July 5, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

¨The disparities that I am talking about are measurable, which means that they are very obvious. As of 2015, only 32% of Arab women were part of the labor force, as opposed to 72% of Jewish women. There can be no doubt that this is a dramatic difference. While it is true that there has been a steady increase in the number of Arab women employed since 1995, when it stood at only 19%, it is still not enough. When we remove ultra-Orthodox women from the equation, we find that the difference is enormous. Some 81% of non-ultra-Orthodox Jewish women are employed¨(para 7).¨Al-Monitor: Are gender differences also impacted by the ...more
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Table 4.1 shows that the percent of businesses that are woman-owned in 2013 is 28.8% (125)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-DATA-2

Table 2.5 shows the distribution of women and men across industries and gender earnings ratio in 2013. In the Health Care, Education, Leisure, and Other Services industry, women’s share of all workers is 61% and the gender earnings ratio is 74%. In the Wholesale and Retail Trade industry, women’s share of all workers is 47.6% and gender earnings ratio 77.1%. In the Government, women’s share of all workers is 54.1% and gender earnings ratio 83.3%. In the Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate industries, women’s share of all workers is 55.8% and gender earnings ratio 61.8%. In the Manufacturing industry, women’s share of all workers is 29.2% and gender earnings ratio ...more
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

In Table 2.1, it shows that as of 2015, the percent of all employed women in managerial or professional occupations is 39.9% (39)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

In Table 2.1, it shows that as of 2015, the percent of women in the labor force is 58.6% (39)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Figure 3.8 shows the labor force participation rate of parents of children under six by gender and race/ethnicity in 2013. In general, 67.1% of mothers of children under six are in the labor force and 94.4% of fathers are in the labor force. 78.6% of Black mothers are in the labor force, and 90.3% of Black fathers. 68.4% of white mothers are in the labor force and 95% of white fathers are in the labor force. 64.2% of Native American mothers and 84% of Native American fathers are in the labor force. 60% of Asian/Pacific Islander mothers and 95.1% of Asian/Pacific Islander fathers are in the labor force. 59.2% of ...more
June 20, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women made up 29.8 percent of the new directors [selected for the top company boards] named last year, up slightly from 29.2 percent in 2014, according to the board monitor, which tracks proxy filings, news releases and other corporate disclosures about board membership. Even as the percentage of new women directors has been rising each year, from 18 percent in 2009, the board monitor said it had revised downward a projection that women would reach parity with men in the number of new directors by 2024. It now predicts that women will make up 50 percent of new directors by 2026." (p 5-6)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“In 1997, women of color—who constitute approximately 35 percent of the female population aged 18 and older—owned 929,445 businesses in the United States, representing 17 percent of all women-owned firms. By 2014, this number had grown to an estimated 2,934,500, or 32 percent of women-owned firms (American Express Open 2014). Firms owned by black or African American women have experienced the most rapid growth; between 1997 and 2014, African American women-owned firms are estimated to have grown by 296 percent and their revenues to have increased by 265 percent, surpassing the growth among all women-owned firms (which are estimated to have increased in number by 68 percent and in revenues ...more
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“Nationally, 28.8 percent of businesses are women-owned; the large majority are owner-operated and have no other employees (88.3 percent), which is also true for men-owned businesses, although the share of men-owned firms with no other employees is lower” (138)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“In 1976, women made up just over a quarter of the self-employed workforce (26.8 percent); in 2013, they were 40.7 percent (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014). In 2013, 5.2 percent of employed women in nonagricultural industries were self-employed compared with 6.7 percent of similarly employed men” (139)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“the share of women-owned businesses increased from 26.0 to 28.8 percent (during 2002-2013)” (126)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“Nationally, women-owned businesses account for only 11 percent of sales and 13 percent of employment of all privately-held businesses, which is a considerably smaller proportion than women’s share of the ownership of all privately-held businesses” (138)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Women aged 16 and older who live with a same-sex partner are much more likely to participate in the labor force than women of the same age range who are married to men (74.8 percent compared with 60.0 percent). Women who live with a same-sex partner, however, are less likely to be in the workforce than unmarried women who live with a male partner (76.4 percent)” (135)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“Between 1997 and 2007, the proportion and number of women-owned businesses in the United States increased from 26.0 percent (5.4 million businesses) to 28.8 percent (7.8 million businesses; U.S. Small Business Administration 2011). Many of these businesses are in industries that employ more women than men. For example, more than six in ten (61 percent) health care and education firms are women-owned. In traditionally male-dominated industries, the shares of businesses owned by women are much smaller. Women own only 35 percent of businesses in professional, scientific, and technical services; 32 percent in finance, insurance, and real estate; 25 percent in manufacturing; and 14 percent in transportation and warehousing” (138)more
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“The percentage of businesses owned by women varies greatly across the states: The District of Columbia (34.5 percent), Maryland (32.6 percent), New Mexico (31.7 percent), Hawaii (31.0 percent), and Georgia (30.9 percent) have the largest shares of women-owned businesses….South Dakota has the smallest share of businesses that are women-owned (22.1 percent), followed by Idaho (23.5 percent), Arkansas (24.5 percent), Montana (24.6 percent), and North Dakota (24.7 percent)” (138)
June 8, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"...only 14 percent [of Muslim women] have ever worked outside the home, according to a 2014 study by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, a Muslim women’s advocacy group" (p 5)
May 5, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"A study by the Management Faculty of the Comenius University and the VUB Foundation concluded that only 33 percent of entrepreneurs in the country were female. According to a 2013 European Commission report on gender equality, women held 22 percent of management positions at private companies...Many women worked in low-paid occupations, such as education, health care, social work, and light industry, although they also accounted for 60 percent of professional and technical workers" (18).
April 21, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2

"In the Netherlands male and female unemployment rates in 2014 were 7.2 and 7.8 percent, respectively" (25). "In Sint Maarten the unemployment rate in 2013 was 9.9 percent for men and 8.4 percent for women. In Curacao the unemployment rate in 2013 was 15.4 percent for women and 10.5 percent for men. In Aruba the unemployment rate in 2010 was 10.8 percent for men and 10.4percent for women" (25).