Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Measuring Gender (In)Equality: The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base

Measuring Gender (In)Equality: The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base The Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development's Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base (GID‐DB) is a new cross‐country research tool with comprehensive measures of gender equality. It improves upon existing sources because it is the only data base on gender that systematically incorporates indicators of social norms, traditions and family law. The GID‐DB thereby permits analysis of hypotheses that link cultural practices to gender equality, human development and economic growth. A cross‐country comparison of the data indicates that inequalities in social institutions are particularly pronounced in countries with low female literacy rates, but correlate less strongly with Gross Domestic Product per capita. Similarly, our econometric analysis suggests a clearly negative correlation between gender inequality of the OECD Development Center and women's labor‐force participation.*The views expressed in this article are the personal opinions of the authors *The views expressed in this article are the personal opinions of the authors http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Development Taylor & Francis

Measuring Gender (In)Equality: The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base

22 pages

Loading next page...
 
/lp/taylor-francis/measuring-gender-in-equality-the-oecd-gender-institutions-and-14mZaAnxQW

References (33)

Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright United Nations Development Programme
ISSN
1464-9888
eISSN
1469-9516
DOI
10.1080/14649880701811401
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development's Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base (GID‐DB) is a new cross‐country research tool with comprehensive measures of gender equality. It improves upon existing sources because it is the only data base on gender that systematically incorporates indicators of social norms, traditions and family law. The GID‐DB thereby permits analysis of hypotheses that link cultural practices to gender equality, human development and economic growth. A cross‐country comparison of the data indicates that inequalities in social institutions are particularly pronounced in countries with low female literacy rates, but correlate less strongly with Gross Domestic Product per capita. Similarly, our econometric analysis suggests a clearly negative correlation between gender inequality of the OECD Development Center and women's labor‐force participation.*The views expressed in this article are the personal opinions of the authors *The views expressed in this article are the personal opinions of the authors

Journal

Journal of Human DevelopmentTaylor & Francis

Published: Mar 1, 2008

There are no references for this article.