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 7 December 1989
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: Not ratified
- National CEDAW report: 2011
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): Action plan 2009
- Women and gender equality ministry
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, Chile was not classified in the SIGI due to lack of full dataset. It had very low level of discrimination in resources and assets, medium level in family code and high level in civil liberties. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/chile
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2013, 92% of both girls and boys were enrolled in primary school.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 100%.
- In 2013, 89% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 86% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male secondary school enrollment was 103%.
- There is no recent data available on literacy rates.
- In 2010, women and men had on average 10 years of schooling 
- In 2013, there were 55 maternal deaths, representing 22 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 55 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 80% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 41% of the total labour force.
- There is no recent data on available on women’s share of vulnerable employment.
- In 2011, 5% of women in the labour force were employed in the agricultural sector compared to 14% 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
- UN ECLAC Gender Affairs
- Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Gender Equality Observatory
- UNDP Human development report 2015
- UNDP Latin America report 2015/2016
- Report on MDG Latin America and the Caribbean
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Chile
- UNICEF Country Programme Chile
- UN Women News Chile