The Equal Opportunity issue frames a situation where nations empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of gender, age or socioeconomic status. All people have equal access to opportunities, gaining education and skills that allow them to realize their potential and live a fulfilled life. The Equal Opportunity issue relates to the Sustainable Development Goals 4, 8 and 10.
The GAPFRAME currently uses four publicly available indicators that serve as proxies for this issue. These indicators are: gender wage gap (OECD, 2010-2013) that reflects the difference between women and men salary levels, representation in parliament (OECD, 2010-2013) that measures proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments, women presence on boards (OECD, 2010-2013) representing share of women on boards of directors, and income distribution (World Bank, 2010-2015) reflecting the income distribution of a country’s residents.
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