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Mujeres, Empresas y el Derecho 2022 : Resumen Ejecutivo (Spanish)

When societies become more equal, economies become more resilient. Besides being the right thing to do, gender equality makes economic sense. The World Bank estimates that, globally, differences between men’s and women’s total expected lifetime earnings are 172.3 trillion dollars, equivalent to twice the world gross domestic product (GDP) (Wodon et al. 2020). As such, adopting laws that strengthen women’s rights and opportunities is an essential first step toward a more resilient and inclusive world. Women, Business, and the Law 2022 measures global progress toward gender equality in 190 economies by identifying the laws and regulations that restrict and incentivize women’s economic participation. Whether a 25-year-old starting her first job, a mother balancing work with caring for her children, or a woman on the verge of retirement, the eight indicators show the ways in which laws affect women throughout their working lives. The Women, Business and the Law index measures explicit discrimination in the law, legal rights, and the provision of certain benefits, areas in which reforms can bolster women’s labor force participation. Governments can use this framework to identify barriers to women’s success, remove them, and boost economic inclusion. Amid development challenges that disproportionately affect women, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a legal environment that supports their work is more important than ever. Yet all over the world, discriminatory laws are exacerbating the effects of an already difficult period.

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  • Author

    World Bank

  • Document Date

    2022/05/05

  • Document Type

    Publication

  • Report Number

    171178

  • Volume No

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Disclosure Date

    2022/05/05

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Mujeres, Empresas y el Derecho 2022 : Resumen Ejecutivo

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World Bank

Mujeres, Empresas y el Derecho 2022 : Resumen Ejecutivo (Spanish). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/099705305052233105/IDU092242b9b09d2904de80ae19066f149861506