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Gender, Institutions and Development Database , GID-DB

    For details on all aspects of this database, see GID-DB

1. General description

    The Gender, Institutions and Development Database has been developed and is provided by the OECD and is part of the OECD Statistics database (OECD). Its website contains quantitative data on women's economic development and gender discrimination in 161 countries.

2. Main topics

  • Country information: e.g. sex ratio, female population, population, GDP
  • Social institutions:
  • Family code: e.g. age of marriage, polygamy, parental authority
  • Physical integrity: e.g. violence against women, missing women
  • Civil liberties: e.g. freedom of movement
  • Ownership rights: e.g. women's access to land and access to loans
  • Access to resources: e.g. health, education, birth control
  • Political empowerment of women: e.g. women in parliament, year women received right to vote
  • Economic status of women: estimated earned income, economic activity
  • Composite indicators: e.g. gender, institutions and development index, gender empowerment index

3. Data

  • Quantitative data
  • Macro-level data
  • Years covered differ per country and variable. The overall time range is 2000-2014. Only the most recent data is available

4. Countries covered

    161 countries worldwide

5. Keyword search facility on website

    Yes, at OECD Advanced Search. This is a search engine for all OECD data, not specifically for OECD Health Data. Keyword search is possible in publications, questionnaires, reports or other documents

6. Data access

  • Database accessible; at OECD Stat 9OECD Stat 2012 and OECD Stat 2014
  • Web tabulator that produces tables, downloadable in Excel or text/ASCII format
  • Per country, region, topic and variable
  • Free of charge, no registration required

7. Additional information

    A working paper and policy information on the GID-DB are downloadable; from GID-DB