Absence of Legal Discrimination
Discriminatory laws have adverse repercussions, making it harder for women to own property, open bank accounts, start a business, or take a job and enter professions restricted to men. Our Index captures the aggregate score for laws and regulations that limit women’s ability to participate in society and the economy or that differentiate between men and women. Possible scores range from 0-100, with 100 indicating a fully equal legal code.
Source: World Bank, Women Business, and the Law