Gender equality in Liberia

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Gender equality in Liberia


The continent: Africa
  
Iso2:LR
  
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For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
 Good performance;
 
 The average;
 
 Poor performance

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%)

CPIA gender equality rating

3 1=low to 6=high[?] (2015)
(descending): 46 in the world of 82 (45,12%); 18 in Africa from 40 (57,50%)
16,67 % (3,33 % annual) ↘
min: 2,50; max: 3; max-min: 0,500 (16,67%); mid: 2,75;
0,250 (8,33%)

Violence in family in Liberia


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

33,10 %[?] (2013)
(ascending): 30 in the world of 44 (34,09%); 18 in Africa from 30 (43,33%)
14,50 % (2,90 % annual) ↗
min: 33,10; max: 42,70; max-min: 9,60 (22,48%); mid: 37,90;
-4,80 (-14,50%)

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

7,40 %[?] (2013)
(ascending): 11 in the world of 41 (75,61%); 2 in Africa from 27 (96,30%)
44,59 % (8,92 % annual) ↗
min: 7,40; max: 14; max-min: 6,60 (47,14%); mid: 10,70;
-3,30 (-44,59%)

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

28,50 %[?] (2013)
(ascending): 19 in the world of 43 (58,14%); 12 in Africa from 29 (62,07%)
23,51 % (4,70 % annual) ↗
min: 28,50; max: 41,90; max-min: 13,40 (31,98%); mid: 35,20;
-6,70 (-23,51%)

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

32,20 %[?] (2013)
(ascending): 18 in the world of 44 (61,36%); 9 in Africa from 29 (72,41%)
19,25 % (3,85 % annual) ↗
min: 32,20; max: 44,60; max-min: 12,40 (27,80%); mid: 38,40;
-6,20 (-19,25%)

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

10,70 %[?] (2013)
(ascending): 11 in the world of 43 (76,74%); 3 in Africa from 29 (93,10%)
51,40 % (10,28 % annual) ↗
min: 10,70; max: 21,70; max-min: 11 (50,69%); mid: 16,20;
-5,50 (-51,40%)

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

42,50 %[?] (2013)
(ascending): 50 in the world of 86 (43,02%); 16 in Africa from 43 (65,12%)
19,76 % (3,95 % annual) ↗
min: 42,50; max: 59,30; max-min: 16,80 (28,33%); mid: 50,90;
-8,40 (-19,76%)

Ratio of women to men in the workforce in Liberia


Labor force

1 554 233 (total)[?] (2014)
(descending): 130 in the world of 185 (30,27%); 38 in Africa from 52 (28,85%)
11,71 % (2,34 % annual) ↘
min: 672 751; max: 1 554 233; max-min: 881 482 (56,71%); mid: 1 113 492;
440 741 (28,36%)

Labor force

47,41 % of total labor force[?] (2014)
(descending): 41 in the world of 185 (78,38%); 17 in Africa from 52 (69,23%)
0,546 % (0,109 % annual) ↗
min: 47,19; max: 48,92; max-min: 1,72 (3,53%); mid: 48,05;
-0,644 (-1,36%)

Labor force

52,62 male[?] (2015)
(descending): 145 in the world of 185 (22,16%); 36 in Africa from 52 (32,69%)
0,540 % (0,108 % annual) ↘
min: 51,08; max: 52,81; max-min: 1,72 (3,27%); mid: 51,95;
0,670 (1,27%)

Labor force

1,11 male[?] (2015)
(descending): 145 in the world of 185 (22,16%); 36 in Africa from 52 (32,69%)
1,13 % (0,227 % annual) ↘
min: 1,04; max: 1,12; max-min: 0,075 (6,68%); mid: 1,08;
0,029 (2,59%)

Leadership in Liberia


Female headed households

35,20 % of households with a female head[?] (2013)
(descending): 6 in the world of 51 (90,20%); 5 in Africa from 34 (88,24%)
14,06 % (2,81 % annual) ↘
min: 30; max: 35,20; max-min: 5,20 (14,77%); mid: 32,60;
2,60 (7,39%)

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments

11 %[?] (2016)
(descending): 150 in the world of 189 (21,16%); 41 in Africa from 54 (25,93%)
13,64 % (2,73 % annual) ↗
min: 5,30; max: 12,50; max-min: 7,20 (57,60%); mid: 8,90;
2,10 (19,09%)

Firms with female participation in ownership

53 % of firms[?] (2009)
(2010) (descending): 20 in the world of 139 (86,33%); 7 in Africa from 46 (86,96%)

Firms with female top manager

29,90 % of firms[?] (2009)
(2010) (descending): 9 in the world of 111 (92,79%); 1 in Africa from 32 (100%)