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Gender gap index in Spain by regions
Corbella i Domenech, Teresa; Domingo Vernis, Misericòrdia
Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Departament d'Economia
Every year, the World Economic Forum publishes the World Gender Gap Report mainly based on the results of the Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI) computed by country. This index is made out of four subindexes to capture the magnitude of the gender gap in 4 areas: educational attainment, economic participation and opportunity, political empowerment, and health and survival; its methodology was reformed in 2006. In this paper we adapt the GGGI to construct a Regional Gender Gap Index (RGGI) and we compute it by regions (Comunidades Autónomas) in Spain with 2006 data. The RGGI could be applied to other regions. Results of the RGGI show that not only are there gender gap differences between Spanish regions in Spain, but that there are at the political empowerment and economic participation and opportunity categories that those differences are strongest. Geographic distribution of the gender gap shows that the deepest gaps are, in general, located in the northern regions (Euskadi, with a high score, and Murcia and Extremadura, with low scores, being exceptions); this is mainly due to the poor participation in politics of women in those regions.
2010
316 - Sociologia. Comunicació
Discriminació sexual
Espanya
Comunitats autònomes
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Working Paper
ISSN 1988 - 0812
Documents de treball del Departament d'Economia;2010-03
         

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