What are the dimensions and indicators selected? How are the indicators expressed in the dashboard? What are the units of measurement used for these indicators?

Life-course gender gap dashboard indicates gender gaps and women’s empowerment throughout the life course from childhood and youth, adulthood to older age as three separate dimensions.

The 14 indicators included are:

  • Childhood and youth:
    Sex ratio at birth, adolescent birth rate, female gross enrolment ratio at different levels of schooling (pre-primary, primary and secondary school), youth unemployment rate.
  • Adulthood:
    Maternal mortality ratio, population with at least some secondary education, total unemployment, female share of paid employment in non-agriculture, female share of legislators, senior officials and managers, female share of seats in parliament.
  • Older age:
    Life expectancy at age 50 for women, old age pension recipients.

Life expectancy at age 50 for women, old age pension recipients.
Some indicators are expressed in their original units only for women, for example, female primary school gross enrolment ratio (% of primary school-age female population), and others in the form of female to male ratio. In the former case we present indicators to emphasize achievements of girls and women; in the latter case we use ratios to emphasize deviations from the expected gender parity.