is the index of gender inequality in Russia. In a country that has achieved full equality between men and women, this figure would be zero; however, no such countries exist in the world.
The Gender Inequality Index comprises maternal mortality, the number of teenage pregnancies, the status of women in the labour market, the level of education of women and men, the ratio of both sexes in parliament and a number of other indicators.
The closest country to the ideal of gender equality is Slovenia, which has a Gender Inequality Index of 0.021.
On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Nancy Folbre, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, will give a talk at the Faculty of Sociology of the HSE within the International Research Seminar Series ‘Sociologies of Morality’. She is a feminist economist who focuses on economics and the family (or family economics), non-market work and the economics of care. We spoke to Nancy Folbre before the lecture.