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Figure 2.6 Global Correlation of Adult Female-to-Male Literacy Ratio and Female-Male Employment Ratio, Selected East Asian and Pacific Economies Highlighted a. Simple global correlation Mongolia

ratio of females to males in paid work, %

100 Macao, China Singapore

Thailand

New Cardonia Vietnam Philippines Samoa Tonga

Malaysia

50

Indonesia

Brunei Darussalam Lao PDR

0 0.2

0.4

0.6 0.8 1.0 literacy rate, age 15+ (females to males)

1.2

ratio of females to males in paid work, %

b. Controlling for GDP per capitaa

Mongolia

50

Macao, China Singapore

0

Thailand Vietnam Philippines Samoa Tonga

Malaysia Lao PDR Indonesia Brunei Darussalam

–50 –0.6

–0.4

–0.2

0.0

0.2

0.4

literacy rate, age 15+ (females to males) Sources: World Bank Gender Stats; International Labour Organization Key Indicators of the Labour Market Database, latest available data, 1998–2008. Note: GDP = gross national product; ILO = International Labour Organization. a. coef = 79.353006, se = 15.721894, t = 5.05.

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Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region  
Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region  

The East Asia and Pacific region has made great progress, relative to other regions, with regard to both economic development and, specifica...