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

Latest items for ERBG-PRACTICE-2

June 17, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"The percentage point decline in the unemployment rate was greater among women than men (4.47% vs. 2.04%) but unemployment rates remained higher among women than men over the entire period. In 2007, for example, about 28 per cent of women over the age of 15 were unemployed compared to 21 per cent of men" (12)
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2

"Despite the government’s goal of increasing the role of women in the economic sector, women and girls ages 15 and older represented only 25 percent of the formal workforce, largely due to barriers to education and social traditions that precluded women from seeking and gaining employment" (48).
April 22, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Table no. 27 shows the population rates characteristics by activity and sex for 2013 and 2014. In 2013 there was a total 43,6% activity rate, regarding female population the activity rate was 32,5% and for the male population was 55,3%. In 2013, the total employment rate was of 31,6%, regarding female population the employment rate was 23% and for the male population was 40,6%. In 2013, the total unemployment rate was of 27,5%, regarding female population the unemployment rate was 29% and for the male population was 26,5%. In 2014 there was a total 43,7% activity rate, regarding female population the activity rate was 33% and for the male population...more
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"On June 20, El Telegrafo reported that AfroEcuadorians continued to demand more opportunities in the workforce and complained that employers often would profile them based on their job application photographs. Indigenous and LGBTI individuals also experienced employment discrimination" (p. 34).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 72% of the total sample agreed and 22% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 61% of men and 83% of women agreed; 32% of men and 12% of women disagreed (14).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 51% of the total sample agreed and 44% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 49% of men and 53% of women agreed; 44% of men and 44% of women disagreed (14).
April 4, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 83% of the total sample agreed and 14% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 76% of men and 91% of women agreed; 21% of men and 8% of women disagreed (10).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 66% of the total sample agreed and 30% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 63% of men and 69% of women agreed; 31% of men and 28% of women disagreed (10).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 87% of the total sample agreed and 10% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 84% of men and 91% of women agreed; 14% of men and 6% of women disagreed (10).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 72% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 67% of men and 77% of women agreed; 26% of men and 16% of women disagreed (10).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 58% of the total sample agreed and 32% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 50% of men and 67% of women agreed; 41% of men and 23% of women disagreed (6).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 77% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 68% of men and 85% of women agreed; 29% of men and 12% of women disagreed (6).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 54% of the total sample agreed and 31% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 47% of men and 60% of women agreed; 39% of men and 23% of women disagreed (6).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 83% of the total sample agreed and 14% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 80% of men and 86% of women agreed; 18% of men and 11% of women disagreed (6).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 72% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 66% of men and 77% of women agreed; 26% of men and 16% of women disagreed (6).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Female employees in the private sector may invoke laws prohibiting discrimination against women" (p. 16).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Discrimination based on gender in compensation, professional training, hiring, and dismissal was common. Employers often preferred to hire men to save on maternity and child-care costs and to avoid the perceived unreliability associated with women with small children. Such discrimination was often very difficult to prove, although NGOs reported several successful lawsuits in St. Petersburg against companies for wrongful termination of women on maternity leave" (61). "Notwithstanding the law, vacancy announcements sometimes specified gender and age requirements, and some also specified a desired physical appearance" (61).
March 28, 2019, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 56% of the total sample agreed and 34% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 47% of men anf 65% of women agreed; 45% of men and 24% of women disagreed (2).
March 28, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 71% of the total sample agreed and 23% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 64% of men and 78% of women agreed; 30% of men and 17% of women disagreed (2).
March 28, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 72% of the total sample agreed and 20% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 67% of men and 78% of women agreed; 25% of men and 16% of women disagreed (2).
March 26, 2019, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"If policies like paid parental leave and subsidized child care enabled more mothers to work, the United States could add five million prime-age workers to its labor force, according to a new economic letter from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Spending on child care makes the biggest difference in female employment, earnings and fertility, found a recent paper" (para 15).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Between 2009 and 2015, the unemployment rate among women increased by 9.3 percentage points (pp), reaching 14.8% in 2015 from 5.5% in 2009 while unemployment among men increased by 9.7 pp, reaching 15.0% in 2015 from 5.3% in 2009. Meanwhile, the employment rate decreased by 3.3 pp among women to 59.0% in 2015, from 62.3% in 2009, while the employment rate among men decreased by 9.6 pp to 66.7%, from 76.3% in 2009. This is due to the sectoral distribution of male-female employment, with women concentrated mostly in the services sector, which is traditionally less cyclical and has fewer job losses, and men mainly in industry and construction, both of...more
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"The absence of child-care facilities made it difficult for women with children to remain employed after they had children" (31).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Discrimination in employment or occupation occurred. The discrimination ombudsman investigated complaints of gender discrimination in the labor market. In 2015 the ombudsman received 619 complaints of discrimination in the labor market, of which 157 were related to gender" (p. 17).
March 1, 2019, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"89.51 percent of women believe that the responsibility of raising a child should be equally shared by both parents. However, the report also shows that 63.20 percent of married women surveyed bear the majority of child-rearing responsibilities." (para 10). "The amount of unpaid work women do per day also increases significantly after marriage and particularly after having children." (para 11). "This suggests that more support is needed from women's partners if they are to strive for more senior positions in the workplace." (para 12). "Following the above findings, the main professional challenges for women are all related to the family." (para 16). The discrepancies regarding which parent ends up having...more
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Employers allegedly gave preference to men to avoid productivity losses due to pregnancy or child-care responsibilities" (19).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Women experienced economic discrimination due to social norms that favored men, and their access to education and employment was limited (see section 7.d.)" (page 22).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"UK Government wants to see further progress being made in helping women make their way up the career ladder" (17). "In Scotland, the female employment rate is 72.0 %, female unemployment rate is 3.4% and the female inactivity rate is 25.4%. Over the last year, the female employment level in Scotland has increased by 26,000 to 1,294,000" (22).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"There are 190 business group leaders in the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of whom 44 are women or 23 per cent29 are women. The World Bank survey conducted in 2012 on enterprises of all sizes in Lao PDR has found that 31.8 per cent of those enterprises have women in their executive committees, in small enterprises (with 1-19 employees) 44.3 per cent of them have female leaders, medium enterprises (20-99 employees) with 16.5 per cent female leaders and big enterprises (100 or more employees) there were 5.1 per cent" (Pg 33).
Jan. 3, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"'I think women have shouldered most of the cost and burden during the transition from a planned economy to the market economy,' she says. 'For example, [in] ailing state-owned enterprises, women are always [the] first to be let off'" (para 6). "Zhang has personal experience of the changes that she wrote about it in her book, Socialism is Great. Growing up in Nanjing, the capital of China’s eastern Jiangsu province, she started working at a missile factory at the age of 16. The village she lived in served as a residential area for a local machinery factory, which was run by the Ministry of Aerospace Industry. 'They had a rule...more