The Institutional Basis of Gender Inequality: The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)

@article{Branisa2014TheIB,
  title={The Institutional Basis of Gender Inequality: The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)},
  author={Boris Branisa and Stephan Klasen and Maria Ziegler and Denis Drechsler and Johannes P. J{\"u}tting},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  year={2014},
  volume={20},
  pages={29 - 64}
}
This study uses variables from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Centre's Gender, Institutions and Development (GID) Database to construct the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) and its subindices Family code, Civil liberties, Physical integrity, Son preference, and Ownership rights. Instead of measuring gender inequality in outcomes, the SIGI and its subindices measure long-lasting social institutions defined as societal practices and legal norms that… 
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