The OECD Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, health and development, showing how far we are from achieving gender equality and where actions is most needed. The data cover OECD member countries, as well as partner economies including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.







Gender articles: Explore the data

See below a selection of recent articles on gender, click here to access the full list

How do partners in couple families share paid work?
The increasing number of women in the workforce means that in many OECD countries the dominance of the traditional male-breadwinner model is largely a thing of the past. However, there are still considerable differences across OECD countries in how partners in couple families engage in the labour market.

Once over the barriers to start-up, women feel as confident as men about their enterprise
A new online monthly survey, the Future of Business Survey, reveals encouraging findings about the level of confidence of women who own businesses with an online presence. 

Do women have equal access to finance for their business?
Women are less likely than men to report that they can access the financing needed to start a business in all countries except for the United States, Mexico, Greece and Indonesia, where men and women are equally likely to report to have access to finance.

Women make up most of the health sector workers but they are under-represented in high-skilled jobs
The current overall health workforce is mostly composed of women. Nonetheless, female health workers remain underrepresented in highly skilled occupations, such as in surgery. As of 2015, just under half of all doctors are women across OECD countries on average. 

The pursuit of happiness: does gender-based discrimination in social institutions matter?
Gender-based discrimination in social institutions has recently been estimated to be a burden for economic growth.  Globally, the current level of discrimination in formal and informal laws, social norms and practices is estimated to lead to a significant GDP-loss.

Women in the judiciary: working towards a legal system reflective of society
In recent decades, the number of women in the judiciary has significantly increased worldwide. In many countries around half of law students are women, and 2014 data shows that women in OECD countries make up more than 54% of professional judges. But women are still vastly underrepresented in top-ranking judicial positions.