Where are laws equal for women and men?


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Women, Business and the Law presents indicators based on laws and regulations affecting women’s prospects as entrepreneurs and employees. It is hoped this resource will inform research and policy discussions on how to improve women’s economic opportunities and outcomes.

COMING SOON | September 9, 2015
Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal

The upcoming report is the fourth in the Women, Business and the Law series, measuring legal barriers to women's entrepreneurship and employment in 173 economies.

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September 9, 2015 - 3pm US EDT (7pm GMT)

Message from Kaushik Basu
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
World Bank




  • Women, Business and the Law Women, Business and the Law 2014: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality measures legal differences in 143 economies.

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