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Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform

"The decisions women make affect their economic security, career growth and work-life balance."

Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform Report” introduces a new index measuring le...view more

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Introduction: At 25 years old, many women are just starting their careers. The decisions they make affect their economic security, career growth and work-life balance.

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Indicators and Corresponding Economic Outcomes: The review demonstrates how legislation influences women’s equality of opportunity during different phases of their working lives and affects economic outcomes.

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Women and Labor Markets: Thirty-five economies across every region introduced sexual harassment laws protecting women at work. Additionally, nine economies introduced laws mandating nondiscrimination in employment based on gender.

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Going Places: Examining constraints on women's freedom of movement. Get the data

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Starting a Job: Analyzing laws affecting women's decisions to enter and remain in the labor force. Get the data

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Getting Paid: Measuring laws and regulations concerning job restrictions and the gender wage gap. Get the data.

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Getting Married: Assessing legal constraints related to marriage. Get the data.

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Having Children: Evaluating laws affecting women's work after having children. Get the data.

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Running a Business: Examining constraints facing women starting and running a business. Get the data.

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Managing Assets: Analyzing gender differences in property and inheritance laws. Get the data.

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Getting a Pension: Assessing laws affecting the size of women's pension. Get the data.