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Gender Inequality Index (GII), introduced by UNDP in 2010, quantifies inequality between women and men in three dimensions of human development: reproductive health, empowerment, and labor. In which, reproductive health is measured by maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rates; empowerment is measured by gender ratio in parliamentary seats, and in secondary education; labor is measured by labor force participation rate of female and male populations aged 15 years and older).
The index ranges from 0 (for gender equality) to 1 (gender inequality).
While national GII is based on the original GII created by UNDP, at sub-national level, the datasets for the calculation of GII are slightly varies between the countries due to the unavailability of data. For more details of GII calculation at national and sub-national level, go to “Technical Notes”
These graphs illustrate the difference between women and men in the aspect of access to reproductive healthcare, participation in labor market and empowerment. The higher value indicates the better access or participation to public services, employment and political arena.