Women, Business and the Law 2012 report: Methodology
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Women, Business and the Law examines laws and regulations that affect women’s ability to earn an income, either by starting and running their own businesses or by getting jobs. When it comes to women’s rights, different economies reflect different cultural norms and values in their legislation. This report does not seek to judge or rank countries, but to provide objective data to inform dialogue and research women’s economic rights.
Covering 141 economies, Women, Business and the Law provides easily comparable data across the following six areas:
Explores women’s legal ability to interact with public authorities and the private sector in the same way as men. Read more.
Analyzes women’s ability to access and use property based on their ability to own, manage, control and inherit it. Read more.
Getting a Job
Assesses restrictions on women’s work, such as prohibitions on working at night or in certain industries. This indicator also covers laws on work-related maternity and paternity benefits, retirement ages, sexual harassment and equal pay for equal work. Read More.
Providing Incentives to Work
Examines personal income tax credits and deductions available to women relative to men, and the provision of childcare and education services. Read More.
Identifies minimum loan thresholds in private credit bureaus and public credit registries, and tracks bureaus and registries that collect information from microfinance institutions. Read more.
Going to Court
Considers the ease and affordability of accessing justice by examining small claims courts, as well as a woman’s ability to testify in court and initiate court proceedings. Read more.
- Women, Business and the Law 2012
- Women, Business and the Law 2010 report
- Women, Business and the Law 2010 methodology