Gender Equality for Women by Country

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We studied the plight of people in countries across the globe in Shitheads and Shinola to determine demographic criteria of Best and Worst.

This interest began with wondering how a country, city or state qualifies for the "Best or Worst places to (live, vacation, work, succeed)" categories.

First phase of the research concluded the "best" places to live overall seem overwhelming with a majority of Caucasian ethnicity.

Not surprisingly, the "worst" places overall seem underwhelming with Caucasian ethnicity.

Which led to another question...and then another, and another:

  • Who is the intended audience for Best or Worst?
  • Who writes this stuff?
  • What audience cares most about overwhelming or underwhelming populations of Caucazoid ethnicity?
  • What criteria other than race/ethnicity could be at play?
    • Wealth
    • Health
    • Oil and Natural Resources
    • Government
    • Faith
    • Happiness
    • Resistance
    • Politics
    • Globalization
    • Labor
    • Development (aka colonization)
    • ...

Suspicions confirmed..but is the schism over ethnicity/race alone?  Could it be more?

While Visions of Classism Danced in our Heads

Thought it might be interesting to make a new visual map to display gender conditions by country, but with only two simple criteria.

Does the Country Have Laws that Mandate:

  • Non-discrimination for hiring women - Yes or No
  • Equal pay between males and females - Yes or No

Sounds simple enough. Straight forward, cuts through the minutiae that conceals, obfuscates and confuses upon interpretation.

Does your country mandate these laws?

  • Yes
  • No

One might assume a country with both laws mandated has the strongest gender equality protection.

Pick and Choose.

Some countries mandate both gender equality and equal pay laws.  Some countries mandate only one or the other. 

Here's where things get subjective.  How to rank countries that provide only one protection but not the other.

Which mandate provides the strongest gender equality protection?

  1. Non-discrimination for hiring women?
  2. Equal pay between genders?

Non-discrimination gender laws encompass a range of human right's Discrimination laws. 

  • Age
  • Caste
  • Disability
  • Employment
  • Language
  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Region
  • Religious beliefs
  • Sex, sex characteristics, gender, and gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Drug use
  • Othering
  • Reverse discrimination
  • Redlining

Equal pay pairs with development of job training and negotiation skills.

Scoring System:

  • Both laws mandating non-discrimination and equal pay
  • One law mandating one or the other but not both
  • No laws no protections

Best or Worst Protections - Mandated Gender Discrimination & Equal Pay Laws

Here come the binary bits necessary to determine the color codes for the countries on the world map.

Yes = 1 No = 0
Strong Tepid Weenie Stubborn Barbaric
Dark Green Light Green Yellow Orange Red

Y, Y

1, 1

Y, N

1, 0

N, Y

0, 1

N, N

0, 0

?, ?

0

? = Countries which generate a lot of complaints, provide no data, are clueless, didn't understand the question, barbaric, undergoing civil strife and have otherwise unknown Human Rights History.

Questions:

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  • Does one mandate hold more or less importance over the other? 
  • Why do some countries opt for "Yes" to one mandate but "No" to another.
  • Does it make a difference which law is mandated in a particular order. 
  • Does adopting one law and not the other make an effective difference, bring benefit or hardship to a country's economy.
  • What is the criteria for determining a rank to label a country as better or worst for women when?
    • A country discriminates in hiring women but guarantee equal pay for women?
    • A country mandate non-discrimination laws for hiring but not equal pay between genders

The result of looking at each country through the narrow focus of "Mandated Law" concerning gender equality produces a world map different from the usual Global Gender Gap (GGG) reports. 

Click on map for large version:
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Blue gender map (above) original here: Travel advisors recommend countries and destinations for travel with such designations as:

Gender equity is largely determined by workforce participation of women and men. Per Investopedia, the official definition of workforce participation is:

"The participation rate is a measure of the active portion of an economy's labor force. It refers to the number of people who are either employed or are actively looking for work."

Global Gender Gap World Map

How this map compares with Best and Worst countries is among the next landslide of questions as yet to unfold.

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Country Rank Score Non-discrimination
hiring women
Equal pay
between genders
Afghanistan 0 0 ? ?
Albania 38 0.74 Yes No
Algeria 127 0.63 No Yes
Angola 123 0.64 No Yes
Argentina 34 0.73 Yes Yes
Armenia 97 0.68 No Yes
Australia 35 0.73 Yes Yes
Austria 57 0.71 No Yes
Azerbaijan 98 0.68 Yes Yes
Bahamas 27 0.74 Yes No
Bahrain 126 0.63 No No
Bangladesh 47 0.72 No Yes
Belarus 26 0.74 No Yes
Belgium 31 0.74 Yes Yes
Belize 79 0.69 No No
Benin 116 0.65 Yes No
Bhutan 124 0.64 No No
Bolivia 17 0.76 No Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina 66 0.7 Yes Yes
Botswana 46 0.72 No No
Brazil 90 0.68 Yes No
Brunei Darussalam 102 0.67 No No
Bulgaria 18 0.76 Yes Yes
Burkina Faso 121 0.65 No No
Burundi 22 0.76 Yes No
Cambodia 99 0.68 Yes Yes
Cameroon 87 0.69 No No
Canada 16 0.77 No Yes
Cape Verde 89 0.69 No No
Central African Republic 0 0 ? ?
Chad 141 0.58 Yes Yes
Chile 63 0.71 No No
China 100 0.67 No Yes
Colombia 36 0.73 No Yes
Costa Rica 41 0.73 No No
Côte d'Ivoire 133 0.61 Yes Yes
Croatia 54 0.71 No Yes
Barbados 23 0.75 No No
Cuba 25 0.75 ? ?
Cyprus 92 0.68 Yes Yes
Czech Republic 88 0.69 Yes Yes
Democratic Republic Congo 0 0 ? ?
Denmark 14 0.78 No Yes
Djibouti 0 0 ? ?
Dominican Republic 70 0.7 No No
Ecuador 42 0.72 No Yes
Egypt 134 0.61 No No
El Salvador 62 0.71 No No
Equatorial Guinea 0 0 ? ?
Eritrea 0 0 ? ?
Estonia 37 0.73 Yes No
Ethiopia 115 0.66 No No
Fiji 125 0.64 No Yes
Finland 3 0.82 Yes Yes
France 11 0.78 Yes Yes
French Guiana 0 0 ? ?
Gabon 0 0 ? ?
Gambia 119 0.65 No No
Georgia 94 0.68 No No
Germany 12 0.78 No No
Ghana 72 0.7 No No
Greece 78 0.69 No Yes
Greenland 0 0 ? ?
Guatemala 110 0.67 No No
Guinea 113 0.66 Yes Yes
Guinea Bissau 0 0 ? ?
Guyana 0 0 ? ?
Haiti 0 0 ? ?
Honduras 55 0.71 Yes No
Hungary 103 0.67 Yes Yes
Iceland 1 0.88 Yes Yes
India 108 0.67 Yes No
Indonesia 84 0.69 No No
Iran, Islamic Rep. 140 0.58 No No
Iraq 0 0 ? ?
Ireland 8 0.79 Yes Yes
Israel 44 0.72 Yes Yes
Italy 82 0.69 No Yes
Jamaica 51 0.72 No No
Japan 114 0.66 Yes No
Jordan 135 0.6 No No
Kazakhstan 52 0.71 Yes No
Kenya 76 0.69 No Yes
Korea, Rep. 118 0.65 Yes No
Kuwait 129 0.63 No No
Kyrgyz Republic 85 0.69 No No
Lao PDR 64 0.7 No No
Latvia 20 0.76 No Yes
Lebanon 137 0.6 No No
Lesotho 73 0.7 No Yes
Liberia 107 0.67 No No
Libya 0 0 ? ?
Lithuania 28 0.74 No Yes
Luxembourg 59 0.71 Yes No
Macedonia, FYR 67 0.7 No Yes
Madagascar 80 0.69 No No
Malawi 101 0.67 No Yes
Malaysia 104 0.67 No No
Maldives 106 0.67 Yes No
Mali 139 0.58 No No
Malta 93 0.68 Yes Yes
Mauritania 132 0.61 Yes No
Mauritius 112 0.66 Yes Yes
Mexico 81 0.69 Yes No
Moldova 30 0.74 Yes No
Mongolia 53 0.71 No No
Montenegro 77 0.69 Yes Yes
Morocco 136 0.6 Yes Yes
Mozambique 29 0.74 No No
Myanmar 83 0.69 No No
Namibia 13 0.78 Yes Yes
Nepal 111 0.66 No No
Netherlands 32 0.74 Yes Yes
New Zealand 9 0.79 Yes No
Nicaragua 6 0.81 No No
Niger 0 0 ? ?
Nigeria 122 0.64 No No
Norway 2 0.83 No Yes
Oman 0 0 ? ?
Pakistan 143 0.55 No No
Panama 43 0.72 No No
Papa New Guinea 0 0 ? ?
Paraguay 96 0.68 No Yes
Peru 48 0.92 No Yes
Philippines 10 0.79 No Yes
Poland 39 0.73 No Yes
Portugal 33 0.73 Yes Yes
Puerto Rico 0 0 ? ?
Qatar 130 0.63 No No
Republic of the Congo 0 0 ? ?
Romania 58 0.71 Yes Yes
Russian Federation 71 0.7 No No
Rwanda 4 0.82 No No
Saudi Arabia 138 0.58 No No
Senegal 91 0.68 No No
Serbia 40 0.73 Yes No
Singapore 65 0.7 No No
Slovak Republic 74 0.69 Yes Yes
Slovenia 7 0.81 Yes Yes
South Africa 19 0.76 No Yes
South Sudan 0 0 ? ?
Spain 24 0.75 Yes Yes
Sri Lanka 109 0.67 No No
Sudan 0 0 ? ?
Suriname 86 0.69 No No
Swaziland 105 0.67 No No
Sweden 5 0.82 Yes No
Switzerland 21 0.76 Yes Yes
Syria 142 0.57 No No
Tajikistan 95 0.68 Yes Yes
Tanzania 68 0.7 Yes Yes
Thailand 75 0.69 No No
Timor-leste 128 0.63 Yes No
Togo 0 0 ? ?
Trinidad and Tobago 128 0.63 Yes No
Tunisia 117 0.65 No No
Turkey 131 0.63 No Yes
Turkmenistan 0 0 ? ?
Uganda 45 0.72 No Yes
Ukraine 61 0.71 Yes No
United Arab Emirates 120 0.65 No No
United Kingdom 15 0.77 Yes Yes
United States 49 0.72 Yes No
Uruguay 56 0.71 Yes No
Uzbekistan 0 0 ? ?
Venezuela 60 0.71 Yes No
Viet Nam 69 0.7 Yes Yes
Western Sahara 0 0 ? ?
Yemen 144 0.52 No No
Zambia 0 0 ? ?
Zimbabwe 50 0.72 Yes Yes

Should Mothers Stay at Home to Raise their Children?

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-misery-index-reveals-the-worst-countries-to-live-in.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-worst-places-to-live-in-the-world-2017-8

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2015/12/21/25-worst-countries-to-live-in-the-world/

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2015/12/21/most-livable-countries/2/