Gender Equality in Mauritius

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Flag of Mauritius
Population (in Mil.) 1.26
Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - WB) 11.44
Sex Ratio (m/f) 0.97
Life Expectancy Ratio (f/m) 1.1
Fertility Rate 1.79
Estimated Earned Income (f/m) 0.45
Tertiary Enrolment Ratio (f/m) 24.9
Women in Parliament (in %) 18.8
Human Development Index 80/187
Social Institutions and Gender Index /86
Gender Inequality Index 80/186
Gender Equity Index 72/168
Women’s Economic Opportunity Index 37/128
Global Gender Gap Index /68
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Social Institutions

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 2014 edition of the SIGI, Mauritius was not classified in the SIGI due to lack of full dataset. It has lower discrimination in restricted access to resources and assets and higher discrimination in restricted physical integrity. Read the full country profile and access the data here:


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