Hong Kong, China
Table of Contents
- 1 Overview
- 2 Social Institutions
- 3 Key Gender Statistics
- 1 Education
- 2 Health
- 3 Employment
- 4 References
- 5 See Also
- 6 External Links
- CEDAW: ratified by China on 4 November 1980
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report: 2013 (China)
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Women’s Commission
The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) measures gender-based discrimination in social norms, practices and laws across 160 countries. The SIGI comprises country profiles, a classification of countries and a database; it serves as a research, policy and advocacy tool for the development community and policy makers. The SIGI covers five dimensions of discriminatory social institutions, spanning major socio-economic areas that affect women’s lives: discriminatory family code, restricted physical integrity, son bias, restricted resources and assets, and restricted civil liberties. The SIGI’s variables quantify discriminatory social institutions such as unequal inheritance rights, early marriage, violence against women, and unequal land and property rights.
In the Social Institutions and Gender Index 2014 Edition, Hong Kong was not classified in the SIGI due to lack of full dataset. It had low levels of discrimination in family code and civil liberties, but medium levels in resources and assets. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/hong-kong-china
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2013, 93% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 94.5% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 98%.
- In 2013, 87% of girls and boys were enrolled in secondary school.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male secondary enrolment was 100%.
- There is no recent data available on literacy rates.
- In 2010, women had on average 11 years of schooling compared to 12 years on average for men .
- There is no recent data available on maternal deaths.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 3 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- There is no recent data available on the percentage of women with an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 60 % of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 79% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 47% of the total labour force.
- In 2012, 4% of women in the labour force were in vulnerable employment compared to 9% of men in the labour force.
- There is no recent data available on women’s share of agricultural employment.
- World Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
- Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0, http://www.barrolee.com/
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)
- Gender and Land Rights Database
- Women, Business and the Law: Creating economic opportunity for women
- UN Women Asia and the Pacific
- Report of the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality
- OECD Gender Index Hong Kong
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Hong Kong
- Women and Men in Hong Kong – Key Statistics
- The Women’s Foundation