wikigender.org:Variables Gender Inequality Index
The disadvantages facing women and girls are a major source of inequality. All too often, women and girls are discriminated against in health, education and the labour market — with negative repercussions for their freedoms. The UNDP introduces a new measure of these inequalities built on the same framework as the wikigender.org:Variables Human Development Index and the IHDI — to better expose differences in the distribution of achievements between women and men.http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/gii/
To see more information please visit the Gender Inequality Index page.
Gender Inequality Index Overview
The Gender Inequality Index ranks countries by taking account of five indicators:
- Maternal mortality ratio.
- Adolescent fertility rate.
- The share of parliamentary seats held by each sex.
- Secondary and higher education attainment levels.
- Women’s participation in the work force.
The following table shows the GII value for 2012http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/indicators/68606.html.
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