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Armenia significantly improved its score in the World Bank report Women, Business and the Law (March 2022).
“Armenia’s score in the study is 87.5 points against 82.5 points in 2021. The indicator has been significantly improved due to the introduction of maternity leave for fathers,” the press service of the WB Yerevan office noted.
Among the post-Soviet countries, only the Baltic countries and Georgia are ahead of Armenia. Moldova has the same indicator as Armenia – 87.5 points.
The Women, Business and the Law 2022 study assesses the impact of laws and regulations in 190 countries across eight areas that affect women’s economic participation. These are freedom of movement, jobs, wages, marriages, parenthood, entrepreneurship, property management and pensions. These data provide objective and measurable benchmarks for tracking progress towards gender equality around the world.
Armenia has the highest score – 100 points – in 5 out of 8 criteria (freedom of movement, marriage, parenthood, property management and pensions). According to the criteria of wages and entrepreneurial activity, Armenia has 75 points, and for jobs – 50 points.