Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region
Figure 1.5 Global Correlation of Early Marriage and Female/Male Paid Worker Ratio, Selected East Asian and Pacific Economies Highlighted a. General correlation ratio of females to males in paid work, %
Hong Kong, China Thailand Singapore Philippines
20 40 60 80 girls (15–19 yrs) currently married, divorced, or widowed, %
ratio of females to males in paid work, %
b. Controlling for GDP per capita 50
Thailand Hong Kong, China
–50 –20 –10 0 10 20 girls (15–19 yrs) currently married, divorced, or widowed, %a
Source: International Labour Organization Key Indicators of the Labour Market database, latest available data, 1981–2008. Note: GDP = gross domestic product. a. coef = –1.2393199, se = .27765358, t = –4.46.
Broadly speaking, the following issues, all important to women’s economic opportunity, must be addressed to varying degrees throughout the region: • Access to assets: The degree to which women in the region have access to land and capital on equal or unequal terms is critical to
Published on May 10, 2010
The East Asia and Pacific region has made great progress, relative to other regions, with regard to both economic development and, specifica...