OECD - Social Institutions and Gender Index Database

Also known as the Gender, Institutions and Development Database - OECD, the SIGI dataset address the de jure and de facto situations of discriminatory social institutions across five sub-indices: discriminatory family code, restricted physical integrity, son bias, restricted resources and assets, and restricted civil liberties. Each of the sub-indexes contains sub-dimensions, but not all of them are included in the LB. The SIGI index is computed as an unweighted average of the score for all five sub-indices. The dataset includes the 2009 (partially), the 2012 and 2014 releases of the SIGI Database.

Indicators in this dataset

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Discriminatory Familiy Code

The indicator is a component of the SIGI - Social Institutions and Gender Index and captures social institutions that limit women’s decision-making power and undervalue their status in the household and the family. These formal and informal laws, social norms and practices co-exist in different types of legal systems including civil or common law, customary law, and religious laws and cover areas such as marriage, parental authority and inheritance. Women’s decision-making power and status determine both their ability to choose their own development pathways and the well-being of their families. It ranges from 0 (no discrimination between women and men in both the formal and the customary family code) to 1 (Women are discriminated with respect to men both by the formal and the customary family code).

Discriminatory Familiy Code - Inheritance Rights of Daughters

This indicator is a sub-component of the Discriminatory Family Code Indicator and measures whether daughters and sons have equal inheritance rights. It ranges from 0 (same inheritance rights for both daughters and sons) to one (The law does not guarantee the same inheritance rights to daughters and sons, or daughters have no inheritance rights at all).

Discriminatory Familiy Code - Inheritance Rights of Widows

This indicator is a sub-component of the Discriminatory Family Code Indicator and measures whether widows and widowers have equal inheritance rights. It ranges from 0 to 1 and the interpretation is as follows:
0: The law guarantees the same inheritance rights to both widows and widowers.
0.5: The law guarantees the same inheritance rights to both widows and widowers, but there are some customary, traditional or religious practices that discriminate against widows.
1: The law does not guarantee the same inheritance rights to widows and widowers, or widows have no inheritance rights at all.

Discriminatory Family Code - Inheritance Rights of Women

This indicator was a sub-component of the Discriminatory Family Code Index in the Gender Institutions and Development Database in the 2009 edition. It ranges from 0 (same inheritance rights to both Women and men) to 1 (The law does not guarantee the same inheritance rights to widows and widowers, or widows have no inheritance rights at all). In the 2012 edition of the same database made by OECD, this index was splitted into two separated sub-component:
1) Discriminatory Familiy Code - Inheritance Rights of Widows
2) Discriminatory Familiy Code - Inheritance Rights of Daughters

Global Ranking of Discriminatory Family Code

Global Ranking in Discriminatory Family Code, a sub-index of the Social Insititution and Gender Index (SIGI).

Global Ranking of Restricted Civil Liberties

Global Ranking of Restricted Civil Liberties, a sub-index of the Social Insititution and Gender Index (SIGI).

Global Ranking of Restricted Resources and Entitlements

Global Rank of Restricted Resources and Entitlements index, a sub-index of the Social Insititution and Gender Index (SIGI).

Restricted Civil Liberties

This indicator is a component of the SIGI - Social Institutions and Gender Index  captures discriminatory laws and practices that restrict women’s access to public space, their political voice and their participation in all aspects of public life. This includes a lack of freedom of movement, the inability to vote or run for election, and negative attitudes toward women as public figures or as leaders. This sub-index highlights the importance of women’s participation in community actions and public decision making for a range of development outcomes such as governance, health and education.

Restricted Resources and Entitlements

The indicator is a component of the SIGI - Social Institutions and Gender Index  and measures whether women and men have equal and secure access to land use, control and ownership. The Restricted Resources and Entitlements - ranging from 0 (the law guarantees the same rights to own, use and control land to both women and men) to 1 (The law does not guarantee the same rights to own) is calculated considerig three dimensions:
1) Women Access to Land: whether women and men have equal and secure access to land use, control and ownership.
2) Women access to non-land assets: whether women and men have equal and secure access to non-land assets use, control and ownership.
3) Access to financial services: whether women and men have equal access to financial services