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Women have only three quarters of economic rights of men, finds World Bank

Updated : February 28, 2019 02:43 PM IST

Researchers examined whether adult men and women had equal rights under the law in 187 countries to produce an equality index and measure progress over the last decade.
They probed laws linked to women's work and economic freedom, including the right to work in all the same jobs as men and get paid equally, penalties for sexual harassment at work, parental work protections and inheritance rights.
Women have only three quarters of economic rights of men, finds World Bank

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