- Education at a Glance 2017 also contains a wide range of indicators on gender differences in education.
2017 Focus report on Gender imbalances in the teaching profession
- A 2016 brief report on fields of education, gender and the labour market, showed that Education fields with a larger share of women are typically with lower earnings. Even within the same field of education, employment rates and earnings are generally higher for men than for women. A 2017 brief illustrates the marked gender imbalances in the teaching profession: not only do women make up the majority of teachers, their share decreases with the level of schooling: women are much more likely to teach in a primary school than at a university.
- PISA 2015 Results (Volume I): Excellence and Equity in Education presents gender gaps in 15-year-olds’ performance in science, reading and mathematics, and analyses differences in science-related career expectations, engagement and motivation to learn science.
- PISA 2015 Results (Volume III) Students' Well-Being explores a comprehensive set of well-being indicators for adolescents by gender that covers both negative outcomes (e.g. anxiety, low performance) and the positive impulses that promote healthy development (e.g. interest, engagement, motivation to achieve).
- The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence. This report looks at the factors underlying the gender gap in reading and mathematics and considers what parents, schools and policies can do to narrow these gaps and help all students reach their full potential.
Employment and work-life balance
Going Digital: The Future of Work for Women discusses the possible impact of digitalisation on women and men, and proposes a range of policies to ensure that technological change supports a closing, and not a widening, of gender gaps (Policy Brief, 8-page .pdf, July 2017)
Dare to Share: Germany's Experience Promoting Equal Partnership in Families new report focusing on promoting equal sharing in couple families, in co-operation with the German Family Ministry (Feb. 2017)
- Walking the tightrope: Background brief on parents’ work-life balance across the stages of childhood (Dec. 2016)
- Gender Equality in the Pacific Alliance - Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment (August 2016)
- The OECD Employment Outlook 2016 includes an analysis on Closing gender gaps in the labour markets of emerging economies - see also policy brief (July 2016)
- Workshop on Improving Opportunities for Women in the United States: Remarks by OECD Secretary-General and Brochure (June 2016)
- A special chapter of the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of Sweden on fighting gender inequalities.
- Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016 presents indicators to monitor gender gaps in entrepreneurship, and new statistics on male and female run businesses in the digital economy collected via The Future of Business Survey - a new online survey prepared by Facebook in cooperation with the OECD and World Bank.
- The OECD cooperates with Facebook and the World Bank to explore challenges and performance of male and female-run businesses that embrace digital tools. A report on Gender Management in Business presenting new insights from The Future of Business Survey was published in January 2017.
- OECD Report to G7 Leaders on Women and Entrepreneurship - a summary of recent data and policy developments in G7 countries (May 2016)
- Inclusive Business Creation: Good Practice Compendium, published in 2016, explores a number of specific public policy actions to support women entrepreneurs in areas such as education and training, role models, microfinance and business counselling.
- Towards Gender Equality before the Law - OECD Conference on 10 March 2017
- Building an Inclusive Mexico: Policies and Good Governance for Gender Equality was launched on 10 January 2017 in Mexico City.
- Gender budgeting in OECD countries: The design of economic policy and how budgeting resources are allocated are crucial factors in a gender-equal society. Based on the 2016 OECD Survey of Gender Budgeting Practices, this report analyses current gender budgeting practices and identifies potential entry-points for gender-responsive policy-making.
- On 14 December 2015 the OECD Council adopted the Recommendation on Gender Equality in Public Life which is geared towards effective implementation of gender equality and mainstreaming initiatives in public life, and enhancing women’s equal access to public leadership opportunities such as in parliaments, the executive, judiciary and public administrations.
- Work is underway on an OECD Governance of Gender Equality Toolkit which will aim to accompany policy-makers in every step of the process of delivering gender sensitive public policies and services and enabling women’s equal access to public decision-making.
OECD Regional Initiatives on Governance and Competitiveness
- The MENA-OECD Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum (WEEF) was launched in October 2017 to better understand the full range of challenges facing women in the region and identify the right policy measures to enable them to contribute fully to MENA economies and societies. In parallel with the launch of the WEEF, a new report was released on “Women’s Economic Empowerment in Selected MENA Countries: The impact of legal frameworks in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia”.
- The MENA Transition Fund project of the G7 Deauville partnership supports the efforts of Egypt, Jordan and Morocco to maximise women’s integration in public life and the policy-making process.
- The Women in Parliaments Global Summit 2016 was held in Jordan (Amman) on 4-6 May 2016. This Summit, co-organised with the OECD, was the first of its kind to be held in the MENA region and brought together female Parliamentarians from all over the world.
- The G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance now include a recommendation on women on boards and in senior management.
- The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Network on Gender Equality, GENDERNET is the only international forum where experts from DAC development co-operation agencies and foreign ministries meet to define common approaches in support of gender equality and women’s rights. Each year GENDERNET publishes data for each individual DAC member on their aid in support of gender equality, as well as thematic analysis in topical areas of development co-operation.
- In December 2016, the GENDERNET published a new Handbook on the OECD-DAC Gender Equality Policy Marker, a guidance designed to promote a better understanding of the gender marker and to support DAC member agencies in applying this key monitoring and accountability tool in the context of the 2030 Agenda.
- Ahead of COP22 (November 2016), the GENDERNET published an updated version of its brief Making climate finance work for women: Overview of bilateral ODA to gender and climate change, which assesses how bilateral donors are integrating gender equality into their aid to climate change.
- Released in June 2016, Tracking the money for women’s economic empowerment: still a drop in the ocean provides an overview of ODA going to women’s economic empowerment and identifies priorities for improving donor support in this area.
- The OECD Development Centre's Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) measures discrimination against women in social institutions (formal and informal laws, social norms, and practices) across 160 countries. See research paper "Does gender discrimination in social institutions matter for long-term growth?" (March 2016)
- SIGI Regional Reports on East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa provide in-depth analysis of how discrimination in laws and practices affect women’s rights and outcomes. Each Regional Report focuses on specific challenges confronting the specific region, offering new data and analysis of the costs of discrimination for growth and development, case studies on good practices, and an in-depth look at discriminatory social institutions and their role in shaping women’s access to justice, employment, education and other empowerment opportunities.
- Wikigender now includes a new strong focus on the SDGs, gender statistics and leading trends in gender and development. The online collaborative platform is also available in French, making it the only one of its kind for the Francophone community.
- The OECD/INFE International Survey of Adult Financial Literacy Competencies published in October 2016 revealed that women have less financial knowledge than men in 19 out of 30 participating countries and economies around the world.
- The PISA 2012 report on Students and Money (Volume VI) analyses gender differences in financial literacy among 15-year-old students. The results of the 2015 PISA financial literacy assessment will be released on 24 May 2017.
- A focus on Health expenditure by disease, age and gender was released in April 2016. According to new data from the Czech Republic, Korea and the Netherlands, women account for 56% of health spending, with higher expenditure on mental health and musculosketal conditions.
- Health at a Glance presents a wide range of indicators on gender differences in health, including in life expectancy, specific causes of death (including cardiovascular diseases and cancer), self-reported health status, smoking and obesity. Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 and Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2016 are also available.
- Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use looks at the gender gap and socioeconomic gap in risky drinking that affects employment, productivity and wages: less educated and lower socioeconomic status men as well as more educated and higher socioeconomic status women are more likely to have risky drinking behaviours
- Going Digital: The Future of Work for Women discusses the possible impact of digitalisation on women and men, and proposes a range of policies to ensure that technological change supports a closing, and not a widening, of gender gaps (Policy Brief, 8-page .pdf, July 2017)
- The Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard contains new indicators on women in science and technology including on gender differences in holding doctorates in science areas and employment as researchers.
- The Impact of Tax and Benefit Systems on the Workforce Participation Incentives of Women (Dec. 2016)
- Taxing Wages 2016 presents in-depth analysis and a wide range of indicators on "measuring the tax wedge on second earners" (April 2016).
- In September 2016 Taxation & Skills will be released which will focus on the financial incentives for men and women to invest in skills over the lifecycle, and on how tax systems can do more to encourage skills investment.
How’s Life? 2017 presents the latest evidence in both current well-being outcomes and resources for future well-being in 35 OECD countries and 6 partner countries. This fourth edition highlights the many faces of inequality, showing that gaps in people’s achievements and opportunities extend right across the different dimensions of well-being. It exposes divisions according to age, gender, and education, and reveals pockets of inequality in all OECD countries.
- The OECD Better Life Index integrates information on gender inequality across its twelve domains of well-being.