New Measures of Gender Inequality: The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)and its Subindices

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Branisa, Boris; Klasen, Stephan; Ziegler, Maria;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Courant Research Centre Poverty, Equity and Growth Göttingen
  • Subject: D63 | OECD-GID database | Composite index | SIGI | I39 | J16 | SIGI; Composite index; Gender inequality; Social institutions; OECD-GID database | Social institutions | Gender inequality
    • jel: jel:D63 | jel:I39 | jel:J16
      ddc: ddc:330

In this paper we construct the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) and its five subindices Family code, Civil liberties, Physical integrity, Son Preference and Ownership rights using variables of the OECD Gender, Institutions and Development database. Instead of... View more
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