What is The Gender Gap Report?

 
      
 

What is The Gender Gap Report? 

 

The Gender Gap Report indicates the extent of gender inequality in figures and follows the gradual progress up in terms of the relevant indicators.  Hence, a holistic ground is provided for comparison of the gender gaps globally and “the role model countries” that distribute the resources equally between men and women are revealed irrespective of their levels of resources. The Gender Equality Index is based on a listing of gender gaps rather than how developed the countries concerned are. In other words, the country which reduces the gender gap most stands out in the Index context, no matter what its level of total resources is. In the 2012 report, Turkey scored 0,601 points at the global level among 135 countries and ranked 124th. In the 2014 report, her ranking was the 125th among 142 countries, with a score of 0,618 points.

The Gender Equality Gap Index evaluates the gap between men and women in 4 basic categories. One of them is Economic Participation and Opportunities. The country scores are calculated based on the 5 variables under the economic participation and opportunities section, as presented below:

•Women’s rate of participation in the labor force compared to that of men
•Equal pay for similar work done by men and women
•Women’s income compared to men
•Women as lawmakers, senior executives and directors compared to men
•Women workers in professional and technical jobs compared to men
 
While Turkey ranked 132th in the Economic Participation and Opportunities category in 2014 scoring 0,453 points.