World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development stories
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Education and Health
- “Globally, over a third of women die in their reproductive years”(Page 105 of the report).
- “Girls now outnumber boys in secondary schools in 45 developing countries” (see World Bank website on WDR 2012).
- “Despite progress in female education, around 40 percent of men in Amman ages 15–44 think women should not work outside the home, many more than the 29 percent for men over the age of 45” (Page 176 of the report).
- “Missing girls at birth increased between 1990 and 2008 in India and China, as did excess female mortality in adulthood in Sub-Saharan Africa” (Page 77 of the report).
- “Free primary education reduced gender gaps in enrollments” (Page 110 of the report).
- “Nearly 4m poor women go “missing” each year in developing countries”( Page 14 of the report).
Women’s labour and economic situation
- “Economic development is positively correlated with the share of female workers in wage employment and negatively correlated with the share of women in unpaid work, self employment, and entrepreneurship” (Page 212 of the report).
- “Gender differences in occupation and industry of employment account for a large fraction of the gender gap after accounting for individual characteristics” (Page 209 of the report).
- “Globally 4 out of every 10 workers is a woman”(see WDR Report 2012 website).
- “Women also are overrepresented among unpaid and wage workers and in the informal sector. Women account for about 40 percent of the total global workforce, but 58 percent of all unpaid work, 44 percent of wage employment, and 50 percent of informal employment” (Page 206 of the report).
- “552m women joined the global labor force between 1980 and 2008″(see WDR Report 2012 website).
- “Women are more likely than men to work in agriculture (37 percent of all employed women, against 33 percent of all employed men) and in services (47 percent of all employed women, against 40 percent of all employed men) (Page 206 of the report).”
- “Women account for 50% of informal employment globally”(see WDR Report 2012 website).