Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Inequality and Stratification
This study provides a macro-level comparison of the rights and privileges that women have around the world through the development of a multi-dimensional index of pro-woman states.
This is important because states that score highly on the index provide models for decreasing gender inequalities and increasing human rights for women worldwide. Cross-national differences in female education, employment, reproductive freedom, and participation in state policy formation are explored. Pro-woman states have policies that are associated with higher levels of education, income, and satisfaction. An understanding of the rights and privileges provided in pro-woman states can be used to restructure the welfare state to encourage the empowerment of women and the development of more equal societies.
Preprint version Comparative Sociology, 2016.
Wernet, C. (2016). The Intersectionality of Gender, Rights, and Privilege: A Comparative Analysis of 127 Countries.
© Christine Wernet, 2016, University of South Carolina-Aiken
This is a preprint version of an accepted manuscript for Comparative Sociology, published by Brill Academic Publishers.