Gender roles

This section contains the indicators about social norms and perceptions about men’s and women’s roles inside and outside the home of the GenLAC database. Indicators are available by gender, and they are constructed base on opinion and values surveys (World Value Survey and Latinobarómetro).

Indicators

Political

Percentage of the population aged 25-64 who agrees or strongly agrees with the statement “Men make better political leaders than women do”.

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Percentage of the population aged 25-64 that agrees or strongly agrees with the statement “Half of Parliament members are women”.

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Includes all the indicators in the Political sub-category

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Labor

Percentage of the population aged 25-64 who agrees with the statement “When jobs are scarce, men should have more right to a job than women”.

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Percentage of the population aged 25-64 who agrees or strongly agrees with the statement ” Men make better business executives than women do”.

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Percentage of the population aged 25-64 that thinks that the main obstacle women have in joining the labor market is that employers do not hire women with children.

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Percentage of the population aged 25-64 that thinks that a team composed of men and women achieves better outcomes than a team made up of only men.

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Includes all the indicators in the Labor sub-category

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Education

Percentage of the population aged 25-64 who agrees or strongly agrees with the statement “A university education is more important for a boy than for a girl.”

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Percentage of the population aged 25-64 who agrees or strongly agrees with the statement “women have the same capabilities for science and technology as men.”

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Includes all the indicators in the Education sub-category

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Family

Percentage of the population aged 25-64 who agrees with the statement “If a woman earns more money than her husband, it’s almost certain to cause problems”.

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Percentage of the population aged 25-64 who agrees or strongly agrees with the statement “When a mother works for pay, the children suffer”.

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Percentage of the population aged 25-64 who agrees or strongly agrees with the statement “Being a housewife is just as fulfilling as working for pay”.

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Percentage of the population aged 25-64 who agrees or strongly agrees with the statement “Women have to work for pay only if their husband does not earn enough”.

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Percentage of the population aged 25-64 who agrees or strongly agrees with the statement “It is better if man works and woman stays at home”.

Indicator available by gender (women and men).

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Includes all the indicators in the Family sub-category

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Cite the GenLAC database

Information taken from this database should be cited as “Source: GenLAC (CEDLAS)” or “Source: GenLAC – Evidence for gender equity in Latin America and the Caribbean (CEDLAS)”. The APA style citation is available below. We advise that users reference the date that the database was consulted.

CEDLAS. (2021). GenLAC – Evidence for gender equity in Latin America and the Caribbean (Version 1.1) [database]. Retrieved from https://genlac.econo.unlp.edu.ar/en

@misc{genlac_es,
author = {{CELDAS}},
title = {GenLAC – Evidence for gender equity in Latin {A}merica and the {C}aribbean (Version 1.1). [database]},
year = {2021},
note = {Retrieved from \url{https://www.genlac.econo.unlp.edu.ar/en}},
}

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We expect to gradually incorporate non-binary gender categories when information from official surveys is available.