Law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in hiring (1=yes; 0=no)

Definition: Law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in hiring is whether the law specifically prevents or penalizes gender-based discrimination in the hiring process; the law may prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of gender but be silent about whether job applicants are protected from discrimination. Hiring refers to the process of employing a person for wages and making a selection by presenting a candidate with a job offer. Job advertisements, selection criteria and recruitment, although equally important, are not considered “hiring” for purposes of this question.

Description: The map below shows how Law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in hiring (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 Czech Republic, with a value of 1.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Botswana, 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