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.






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Gender articles: Explore the data

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

Women in scientific production
The flow of new doctorates awarded to women has grown at a higher annual rate than for those awarded to men. However, the share of women doctorate holders in the working age population remains below that of men in almost all countries.

Gender gap in education
One of the most remarkable consequences of the expansion of education in OECD countries over the past decades is the reversal of the gender gap in education. From outright exclusion and discrimination in educational institutions less than a century ago, girls and young women have conquered schools and colleges.

Gender gap in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial risk
There are inherent risks when choosing to set-up a new business. However, some of these risks, like attaining a satisfactory work-life balance are often more inhibiting for women than for men.

Gender gaps in cancer mortality remain large in OECD countries, but starting to narrow
The gender gap in mortality from cancer remains large in OECD countries, with mortality rates among men being nearly 70% higher than among women on average. But the good news is that this gender gap has narrowed since the mid-1990s as mortality rates among men declined more rapidly.

Does gender discrimination in social institutions matter for long-term growth?
A recent study by the OECD indicates that gender-based discrimination in social institutions impedes economic growth. The income loss associated with current levels of gender discrimination could be substantial, estimated at up to USD 12 trillion, or 16% of current global GDP.

Integrating gender equality into climate change action
In recent year, progress has been made in recognising the gendered impacts of climate change and women’s key contribution to developing effective and locally appropriate climate solutions. In 2013, only 29% of DAC members’ bilateral aid to climate change was gender-responsive.