Women, Business and the Law – WB (2021)

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World Bank 2021 – 134 pages

Women, Business and the Law is a platform and report that analyses laws and regulations affecting women’s economic inclusion in 190 economies. Every year, the project presents progress on eight indicators structured around women’s interactions with the law as they move through their careers: Mobility, Workplace, Pay, Marriage, Parenthood, Entrepreneurship, Assets, and Pension.

This year’s study took place amidst a global pandemic that threatens progress toward gender equality. In this context, barriers were identified to women’s economic participation and reform of discriminatory laws encouraged. Important findings on government responses to the COVID-19 crisis and pilot research related to childcare and women’s access to justice are also included.