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[9 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Mexico Making Progress in Gender Equality

The Gender Inequality Index (GII) is introduced this year in the 2010 edition of the Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). It measures the inequality between men and women and is designed to reveal the extent to which national human development achievements are eroded by gender inequality, and to provide empirical foundations for policy analysis and advocacy efforts. It varies between zero (when women and men fare equally) and one (when men or women fare poorly compared to the other in all dimensions).
The IGI measures inequality …

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[27 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Mexican women: more empowered than BRIC’s

In a previous article we analyzed the statistics available on the Human Development Index (HDI), and showed how Mexico measures against other countries.
Worldmapper.org, a project published by the University of Sheffield, has also released very interesting data on gender empowerment and particularly on women empowerment.
Just like HDI, this Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) is calculated by the United Nations Development Program on a similar basis to the HDI, but focusing on women’s opportunities rather than the capabilities of both men and women. The GEM components are: the female share of parliamentary …