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Measuring Gender (In)equality: Introducing the Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base (GID)


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  • Johannes P. Jütting
  • Christian Morrisson
  • Jeff Dayton-Johnson
  • Denis Drechsler


Efforts to establish, test and analyse hypotheses regarding cross-country variations in women’s economic status are hampered by the lack of a readily accessible and easily used information resource on the various dimensions of gender inequality. Addressing this gap, this paper introduces the Égalité homme-femme, les Institutions et le Développement (EID) du Centre de développement de l'OCDE. La base EID représente une amélioration importante par rapport aux sources qui existent, en particulier parce qu'elle comprend des variables institutionnelles relatives aux normes, aux lois , aux codes de conduite, aux coutumes et aux traditions familiales qui avaient été négligées dans les études comparatives quantitatives. Pour illustrer l'utilité de cette base, ce document introduit dans un modèle les facteurs de la participation des femmes au marché du travail - celle-ci constitue un indicateur de l'égalité entre les sexes aussi bien qu'un élément important pour la croissance économique à long terme – et démontre que le rôle économique des femmes dépend d'une manière critique des différences entre les institutions sociales en matière de discrimination selon le sexe.

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Development Centre Working Papers with number 247.

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Date of creation: 06 Mar 2006
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Handle: RePEc:oec:devaaa:247-en

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  1. Bérenger Bérenger & Audrey Chouchane, 2008. "Working Paper 94 - Des inégalités de genre à l’indice de qualité de vie des femmes," Working Paper Series, African Development Bank 229, African Development Bank.


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