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 on 15 July 1985
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: Ratified on 20 March 2007
- National CEDAW report: 2015
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): No Action Plan
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, Argentina’s score was 0.0107, placing it among countries with a very low level of discrimination in social institutions. It had very low levels of discrimination in physical integrity, son bias and civil liberties and low levels in resources and assets and family code. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/argentina
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2012 the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 99%.
- There is no recent data available on primary school enrolment rates.
- In 2012, the ratio of female to male secondary school enrolment was 107%.
- In 2012, 92% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 86% of boys.
- In 2012, 98% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 98% of men.
- In 2010, women had on average 10 years of schooling compared to 9 years on average for men  .
- In 2013, there were 480 maternal deaths, representing 69 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 54 births per 1,000 adolescent girls (aged 15 to 19).
- There is no recent data available on the percentage of women with an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 55% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 82% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 40% of the total labour force.
- In 2013, 16% of women in the labour force were employed in vulnerable employment compared to 21% of men in the labour force.
- In 2012, 0.3% of women in the labour force were employed in the agricultural sector compared to 0.8% of men in the labour force.
1.World Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
2. 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 Americas and the Caribbean
- HRW Argentina
- OECD Gender Index Argentina
- UN ECLAC Gender Affairs
- Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Gender Equality Observatory
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Argentina
- UNDP Human development report 2015
- UNDP Latin America report 2015/2016
- Report on MDG Latin America and the Caribbean
- UNICEF country program Argentina