The Cultural Geography of Gender (Women in particular). Cultural Influences on Gender Roles. Cultural norms can control the advancement or subjugation of women and their status in certain regions of the world.
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The Cultural Geography of Gender (Women in particular)
2. Gender Empowerment Measure
3. Child Marriage (CM)
Who creates these indexes?
Gender-Related Development Index
2. Social Indicators:
What can you tell about women in Nepal?
-Women and men have the
same life expectancy. Why?
-Only a small % of women can
read compared to their
enrollment in school. Why?
-Women make less money
than men. Why?
-What does the last figure mean?
94 73.2 68.8 86.5 95.1 64 69 3,571 5,435 5
What can you tell about
the women in China?
-Life expectancy is more
consistent with the global trend
-Almost equal numbers of each
sex attend school, although low
-Literacy rate is high but lower
for females compared to males
-Males have a higher income
compared to women, consistent
with the global pattern
2 Economic indicators:
-% of women in professional and technical jobs
2 Political indicators:
-% of women in admin or managerial jobs
-% of women holding elected positions
1951 1951 1952A 14.8 6 5.9
Due to lack of data on the GEM,
Data was found on the Political
Data for China can be combined from the GEM and the Political Participation index to discuss the political power of women compared to men in China.
2 0.946 82.5 77.5 100 100 124 104 23,781 28,700 -
2 0.854 45.3 31 50 0.83
When comparing Nepal and China to Sweden, what differences can you detect?
Prevalence of Child Marriage – Top 20 Countries
Maternal Mortality by Age
Infant Mortality Rates by Age of the Mother
Outcomes of Child Marriage
Reasons for Outcomes
Child Marriage and Rank on
Human Development Index (HDI)