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Latest items for ERBG-DATA-2

Jan. 12, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"the employment rate among women was 24% in 2015, while 24.2% of women participated in the labor force in 2016" (para 8).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"...the ratio of female to male board members at the 102 companies that are either listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange or that have employee participation in decision-making still stands at 23.1 percent. For all the talk of inclusion in the last year, that number has risen by only 1.8 percent" (para 6). "Corporate law in Germany stipulates that all public companies must have a management and a supervisory board. Half of the supervisory board members are chosen by employees. The other half are selected by shareholders. At 12.8 percent, the share of women on the employee-elected side of supervisory boards is slightly higher than on the shareholder-elected side, where ...more
Jan. 9, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"In 2013, 82 percent of the female working-age population was part of the country’s labor force, compared to 94 percent of the male working-age population. Today, women represent only around 45 percent of the total labor force, and their income is lower than men’s" (para 3).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Ninety-one percent of men age 15-49 currently work compared with 67% of women in the same age group" (30).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-2

"'Right before I took off the hijab my application for a job at an international organisation was turned down in Kuwait. The official reason for the rejection was the veil. I was really upset'"(3). This statement was made by Sara (ENB-Coder Comment)
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2

"The hijab became increasingly common among the working classes in Egypt from the 1970s"(1)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Of the 1,230 juvenile inmates held in six detention centers, 222 were convicted, and 267 were in pretrial detention, with the remaining juveniles under house arrest. There were only 141 custodians (most of them women) for the six centers and eight medical providers"(3)."Despite a lack of statistics, the Ombudsman’s Office shared anecdotal information of a perceived increase in recently hired women who were fired once their pregnancies were known. Although an illegal practice, many potential employers requested pregnancy tests"(18)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-5, DLB-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

At 13:37 of the video a woman interviewed says "For six months of rain and storms, our husbands can’t work, so we sit idle and live in misery" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 8, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-2, LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Despite recent high-profile examples, women hold very few powerful positions in politics or business" (para 10).
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2

"The hit [from an oil spill caused by militant groups] to the country’s economy is significant, as more than than two-thirds of state budget comes from crude exports. But what do these numbers not show? How this disaster has shrunk the time that many women had to do paid work by increasing their unpaid work load"(para 2)."Female farmers, fishers and herbalists of riverine villages relied on fresh water not only for their businesses and livelihoods, but also to perform daily tasks. Take something as simple as doing laundry. Women who previously washed clothes by the river now have to collect rainwater in buckets to do their washing, stretching this task ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2

"Employment rates for women are very low in Turkey" (para 12).
Dec. 7, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, ERBG-DATA-2, IIP-LAW-1

"Within five years of Ethiopia removing the stipulation that husbands could stop their wives from working, women’s labor force participation increased and women were more likely to work in higher-skilled jobs" (para 10).
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 15 and older, 8.5% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15.3% of those employed in industry were women, and 76.2% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those aged 15 and older, 40% of those employed in agriculture were women, 19.2% of those employed by industry were women, and 40.7% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2005, for those age 15 and older, 71% of those employed in agriculture were women, 14.4% of those employed in industry were women, and 14.6% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 10 and older, 33.1% of those employed by agriculture were women, 29.1% of those employed by industry were women, and 37.8% of those employed by service were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 15 and older, 29.7% of those employed in agriculture were women, 12% of those employed in industry were women, and 58.3% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2006, for those age 15 and older, 72.1% of those employed in agriculture were women, 5.6% of those employed by industry were women, and 22.4% of those employed by services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those age 10 and older, 36.8% of those employed in agriculture were women, 27.1% of those employed in industry were women, and 25.6% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those aged 10 and older, 72.4% of those employed by agriculture were women, 12.6% of those employed by industry were women, and 15% of those employed by services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those age 15 and older, 41.4% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15% of those employed by industry were women, and 43.5% of those employed by services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2006, for those aged 15 years and older, 53.8% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15.9% of those employed in industry were women, and 30.3% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2005, for those age 15 and older, 68.1% of those employed in agriculture were women, 12.5% of those employed in industry were women, and 19.4% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2006, for those age 15 and older, 35.4% of those employed in agriculture were women, 10.7% of those employed in industry were women, and 53.9% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 5, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-3, CL-PRACTICE-1, GIC-LAW-3

"Of the MGNREGA [National Rural Employment Guarantee Act], it has been reported that despite incorporation of a provision which 'in the event that there are at least five children under the age of 6 at the worksite, one of the female workers should be deputed to look after them and she should be paid the same wage as other NREGA workers,' most women joining the program are discouraged from bringing children to work. A social audit on the implementation of the MGNREGA revealed that 70% of the women interviewed had no access to child-care services at the worksite, and 65% of them were unaware of this guaranteed right (Nayaranan 2008, ...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2

"These must speak to the more structural obstacles [to female school attendance], such as the unwillingness of parents to have their daughters taught by men, unless he is a respected religious leader (Mullah), and the shortage of female teachers. The latter problem has led the WFP [World Food Programme] and others to develop targeted food incentives to attract such teachers"(62)
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The caring responsibilities are hitting women's job prospects – with the employment rate among 50-64 year old women just 63.7 per cent compared to 74.5 per cent for men" (para 6).
Nov. 30, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women remain underrepresented at every level in the corporate pipeline. Corporate America promotes men at 30 percent higher rates than women during their early career stages, and entry-level women are significantly more likely than men to have spent five or more years in the same role" (para 3). The graph from 2016 LeanIn.Org and McKinsey Women in the Workplace Study shows that 29% of people in vice-presidential positions are women, 46% of entry level positions are held by women, 24% of senior vice presidential positions are held by women, 37% of managerial positions are held by women, 19% of C-suite positions are held by women, 33% of director positions are ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2

"In the PRC, a recent study found that women could seize the opportunities markets offered as well as men thanks to important investments in the infrastructure markets need to operate well, in particular:…roads, communications, and accessible wholesale marketing facilities, open to all and lightly taxed. In this environment, literally thousands of traders seek out agricultural producers who are willing to sell their goods—no matter if they are rich or poor, no matter if they are young or old, and no matter if they are male or female. Too many traders exist for any one trader to have enough market power to discriminate (de Brauw et al. 2012, p. 19)"(39-40)."The southwestern ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-5

"In Cambodia, since October 2008, ADB [Asian Development Bank] has supported the Emergency Food Assistance Program. It relies principally on cash-for-work and food-for-work components to improve incomes and support access to food for women from poor rural households, and to construct infrastructure that can benefit them (Box 7)"(56)."The food-for-work and cash-for-work programs, for example, were designed to benefit women and to support the creation of infrastructure that would allow small-scale farmers— among which are many women—to increase their productivity and incomes. Infrastructure includes small irrigation canals, covering over 7,750 hectares, and over 540 kilometers of village roads"(56)