Law mandates equal remuneration for females and males for work of equal value (1=yes; 0=no)

Definition: Law mandates equal remuneration for females and males for work of equal value is whether there is a law that obligates employers to pay equal remuneration to male and female employees who do work of equal value.“Remuneration” refers to the ordinary, basic or minimum wage or salary and any additional emoluments payable directly or indirectly, whether in cash or in kind, by the employer to the worker and arising out of the worker’s employment. “Work of equal value” refers not only to the same or similar jobs but also to different jobs of the same value.

Description: The map below shows how Law mandates equal remuneration for females and males for work of equal value (1=yes; 0=no) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Colombia, with a value of 1.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is China, with a value of 0.00.

Source: World Bank: Women, Business and the Law.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Periodicity: Annual