Gender equality in Benin

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Gender equality in Benin


The continent: Africa
  
Iso2:BJ
  
Iso3:BEN

For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
 Good performance;
 
 The average;
 
 Poor performance

Law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in hiring

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 79 (100%); 1 in Africa from 16 (100%)

Law mandates paid or unpaid maternity leave

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 179 (100%); 1 in Africa from 53 (100%)

Legislation exists on domestic violence

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 139 (100%); 1 in Africa from 26 (100%)

CPIA gender equality rating

3,50 1=low to 6=high[?] (2015)
(descending): 26 in the world of 82 (69,51%); 8 in Africa from 40 (82,50%)

Violence in family in Benin


Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she argues with him

10,60 %[?] (2012)
(2010) (ascending): 35 in the world of 70 (51,43%); 10 in Africa from 35 (74,29%)
230,94 % (46,19 % annual) ↗
min: 10,60; max: 39,40; max-min: 28,80 (73,10%); mid: 25;
-14,40 (-135,85%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she burns the food

6 %[?] (2012)
(2010) (ascending): 39 in the world of 70 (45,71%); 11 in Africa from 35 (71,43%)
250,67 % (50,13 % annual) ↗
min: 6; max: 29,20; max-min: 23,20 (79,45%); mid: 17,60;
-11,60 (-193,33%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she goes out without telling him

7,70 %[?] (2012)
(2010) (ascending): 28 in the world of 70 (61,43%); 7 in Africa from 36 (83,33%)
395,58 % (79,12 % annual) ↗
min: 7,70; max: 44; max-min: 36,30 (82,50%); mid: 25,85;
-18,15 (-235,71%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she neglects the children

8,80 %[?] (2012)
(2010) (ascending): 26 in the world of 71 (64,79%); 5 in Africa from 36 (88,89%)
346,82 % (69,36 % annual) ↗
min: 8,80; max: 51; max-min: 42,20 (82,75%); mid: 29,90;
-21,10 (-239,77%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she refuses sex with him

6,50 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 4 in the world of 43 (93,02%); 1 in Africa from 29 (100%)
55,38 % (11,08 % annual) ↗
min: 6,50; max: 17,30; max-min: 10,80 (62,43%); mid: 11,90;
-5,40 (-83,08%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife (%)

36 %[?] (2014)
(ascending): 59 in the world of 86 (32,56%); 24 in Africa from 43 (46,51%)
26,94 % (5,39 % annual) ↘
min: 16,20; max: 60,40; max-min: 44,20 (73,18%); mid: 38,30;
-2,30 (-6,39%)

Ratio of women to men in the workforce in Benin


Labor force

4 444 955 (total)[?] (2014)
(descending): 88 in the world of 185 (52,97%); 29 in Africa from 52 (46,15%)
11,88 % (2,38 % annual) ↘
min: 1 955 656; max: 4 444 955; max-min: 2 489 299 (56,00%); mid: 3 200 306;
1 244 650 (28,00%)

Labor force

47,01 % of total labor force[?] (2014)
(descending): 51 in the world of 185 (72,97%); 22 in Africa from 52 (59,62%)
0,242 % (0,048 % annual) ↘
min: 41,52; max: 47,01; max-min: 5,49 (11,68%); mid: 44,26;
2,75 (5,84%)

Labor force

52,95 male[?] (2015)
(descending): 135 in the world of 185 (27,57%); 31 in Africa from 52 (42,31%)
0,299 % (0,060 % annual) ↗
min: 52,95; max: 58,28; max-min: 5,34 (9,16%); mid: 55,62;
-2,67 (-5,04%)

Labor force

1,13 male[?] (2015)
(descending): 135 in the world of 185 (27,57%); 31 in Africa from 52 (42,31%)
0,638 % (0,128 % annual) ↗
min: 1,13; max: 1,40; max-min: 0,272 (19,46%); mid: 1,26;
-0,136 (-12,08%)

Leadership in Benin


Female headed households

22,90 % of households with a female head[?] (2012)
(descending): 31 in the world of 51 (41,18%); 22 in Africa from 34 (38,24%)
0,582 % (0,116 % annual) ↘
min: 17,50; max: 22,90; max-min: 5,40 (23,58%); mid: 20,20;
2,70 (11,79%)

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments

7,20 %[?] (2016)
(descending): 169 in the world of 189 (11,11%); 51 in Africa from 54 (7,41%)
50,00 % (10,00 % annual) ↗
min: 2,90; max: 10,80; max-min: 7,90 (73,15%); mid: 6,85;
0,350 (4,86%)

Firms with female participation in ownership

36,70 % of firms[?] (2016)
(descending): 45 in the world of 111 (60,36%); 11 in Africa from 26 (61,54%)
20,32 % (4,06 % annual) ↗
min: 36,70; max: 45,40; max-min: 8,70 (19,16%); mid: 41,05;
-4,35 (-11,85%)

Firms with female top manager

25,90 % of firms[?] (2016)
(descending): 26 in the world of 113 (77,88%); 4 in Africa from 28 (89,29%)
3,31 % (0,662 % annual) ↗
min: 25,90; max: 26,90; max-min: 1 (3,72%); mid: 26,40;
-0,500 (-1,93%)