The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for ERBG-DATA-2

Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women represented the majority of garment-sector workers, making up approximately 56 percent of the total RMG workforce according to official statistics although statistics varied widely due to a lack of data. The ILO estimated that women made up 65 percent of the RMG workforce" (38).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"According to the Turkish Statistics Institute, women’s participation in the labor market was at 27.1 percent during the year. As of June the Turkish Statistics Institute estimated the unemployment rate for women at 11.9 percent, while their employment rate in the formal economy was 31.6 percent" (page 72).
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women constituted 48 percent of the public-sector workforce in 2014" (para 122)
Nov. 9, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-3

"A report published this week by the General Authority for Statistics said that the number of divorces among women who held jobs was 72,895 while the figure among women who did not work was 14,856, indicating that working women were more likely to be divorced than non-working wives" (para 2).
Oct. 31, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

In Italy "nearly half of women do not work" (para. 9).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"These jobs help the economy, but they do little to advance careers or bridge Japan’s gender wage gap… (In the United States, the gap is 18.2 percent.)" (para. 6).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Abe’s policy has succeeded in bringing more than one and a half million more Japanese women into the labor force over the past five years. The percentage of Japanese women who work, in fact, has surpassed the levels in the United States and is helping offset a steady decline in male workers. Yet most of the work is part time and relatively low paid" (para. 6). "These jobs help the economy, but they do little to advance careers or bridge Japan’s gender wage gap, which, at 24.5 percent, is third-worst among developed countries" (para. 6). "A 2015 law now requires larger companies to set targets for hiring and promoting women...more
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women represented 52 percent of the population, but they performed 90 percent of domestic work and 85 percent of agricultural work. The law requires equal pay for equal work, but women experienced discrimination in employment and operating businesses (see section 6)" (page 24-25).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Results show that, on the whole, 42% of interviewed women worked during the 12 months preceding the survey, and the majority of them (37%) worked during the seven days preceding the survey. The percentage of women who working during the 12 previous months increases regularly with age, from a minimum of 24% at 15-19 years to a maximum of 62% at 45-49 years . . . We note equally that the proportion of economically active women diminishes with the level of education, from 50% to 37%. Data according to area of residence show that the proportion of women who have worked in the last 12 months is higher in rural...more
Oct. 11, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The majority of management-level positions were set aside for men, while women were offered lower posts. While an estimated 60 percent of university entrants are female, women make up less than 20 percent of Iran's workforce. Iranian government officials have expressed concern about high unemployment among women, which unofficial figures put at about 40 percent" (para 11-13).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women participated in the formal labor force at approximately half the rate of men" (para 109)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women also represent 23% of the workforce, with more than three quarters of them holding permanent jobs" (para. 19).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"This is bad news for India, where already nearly 20 million women left the workforce between 2004 and 2012. In 2011, census data put the female labor force participation rate at 27 percent. This year, the annual economic survey conducted by the Ministry of Finance said it was just 24 percent — the worst in South Asia, and among the G-20 nations only beating Saudi Arabia" (para 5). "In April 2017, a World Bank report found the sharpest workforce participation drops among both illiterate women and India’s most educated women" (para 6). "For instance, women make up 51 percent of all new recruits in the tech industry, but only 34...more
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Omani women participate in the labour force in the Sultanate. The percentage of female employees in the Government sector in 2014 was 40.5 per cent. The percentage of Omani female employees in the private sector who were registered with the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority in 2014 was 23 per cent. These developments have enabled Omani women to contribute effectively in various fields within a relatively short period of time" (Pg 19). "during 2014, women constituted 40.5 per cent of the Government sector labour force and 23 per cent of the private sector labour force compared to 37 per cent and 19.2 per cent respectively in 2010. The Ministry...more
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LO-DATA-3

"The percentage of men with access to employment, economic resources, property, inheritance, agricultural services, and technology exceeded that of women, particularly in rural areas" (para 110)
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"As of July the ABS reported approximately 3.64 million persons (31 percent of the workforce) were employed as part-time workers, of whom 69 percent were women" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"In 2014 the agriculture sector continued to be the second largest job creator (INEC, 2014), generating employment for 228,606 people, of whom 10.9 per cent were women" (30).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"A significant difference existed between men and women in pay and professional promotions, and women were heavily underrepresented in top-level management positions, particularly in private industry" (26).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"According to the 2014-15 Employment Equity Report produced by the labor department’s Commission for Employment Equity, women held 20.9 percent of top management and 32.1 percent of senior management positions--rates significantly lower than the government target of 44.4 percent of management positions filled by women" (34). "Black women remained by far the most disadvantaged group in number and quality of management jobs" (41).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-2

"Women constituted 36 percent of the overall workforce but only 7 percent of senior officials and managers" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"According to the UN Development Program, women represented 23 percent of the labor force. According to the governmental Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, the female unemployment rate was more than 24 percent, compared with 9.8 percent for men" (41).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Approximately 2.6 million women aged 16 and older in the labor force have disabilities, including cognitive, ambulatory, sight, hearing, and self-care or independent living difficulties. They are 3.6 percent of all women in the labor force. The labor force participation rate of women aged 16 and older with disabilities in 2013 was 17.1 percent, compared with 62.7 percent of women without disabilities” (58)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Nearly seven in ten (67.8 percent) millennial women (aged 16–34) are in the workforce, compared with 73.1 percent of their male counterparts” (46)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“the share of women working in professional or managerial occupations grew from 33.2 to 39.9 percent [2002 to 2013]” (40)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Immigrant women overall are less likely than U.S.-born women to work in managerial or professional occupations (32.7 percent compared with 41.1 percent)” (57)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Millennial women and men have been highly vulnerable to unemployment: 11.6 percent of millennial women and 12.5 percent of millennial men were unemployed in 2013, which is well above the unemployment rates for women and men overall” (46)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“In the United States, women’s unemployment rates vary considerably by race and ethnicity. According to preliminary data, black women in 2014 had the highest unemployment rate among women at 10.5 percent, followed by Hispanic women (8.2 percent), white women (5.2 percent), and Asian women (4.6 percent; data are not available for Native American women). For each racial and ethnic group except Hispanics, women’s unemployment rates were lower than men’s” (56)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“6.1 percent of women aged 16 and older in the nation’s civilian, noninstitutionalized population were unemployed, compared with 6.3 percent of men (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015d). These unemployment rates were the lowest for women and men since 2008, when 5.4 percent of women and 6.1 percent of men were unemployed” (56)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Among women, rates are highest for those in their prime working years (aged 25–54); after increasing between 1960 and 1999, however, the labor force participation rate of women in this age group decreased nearly three percentage points between 2000 and 2014 (the labor force participation rate of men aged 25–54 declined by more than three percentage points during this time)...In 2014, 34.9 percent of older women were in the workforce, compared with 26.1 percent in 2000” (54-55)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“Approximately 35.6 percent of employed women aged 65 and older work in managerial or professional occupations, a smaller percentage than their male counterparts (42.7 percent). Among all employed women and men aged 16 and older, the pattern differs: women are considerably more likely than men to work in professional or managerial occupations (39.9 percent compared with 33.0 percent)” (44)