IATE Term of the week: Gender Parity Index

February 10, 2017 9:54 am

Women in scienceTomorrow (11th February) the entire world is celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Although over the past 15 years the global community has put a special effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science, there is still a long way to go until achieving the desired Gender Parity.

The Gender Parity Index (GPI) is a socioeconomic index usually designed to measure the relative access to education of males and females. This index is introduced and observed by UNESCO, and in its simplest form it is calculated as the quotient of the number of females by the number of males enrolled in a given stage of education. A GPI equal to 1 indicates parity between both genders.

Gender Parity Index_Formula
A value lower than 1 will indicate differences in favour of males, whereas a value near 1 means that gender parity is closer to be achieved. The GPI index is often used by international organizations, particularly in measuring the progress of developing countries.

How do you translate this term in your language? Have a look at the IATE entry and feel free to contribute!

Gender Parity Index_IATE

Here you can learn more about Gender parity and even calculate your time for gender parity and how it is currently affecting you.

According to United Nations, science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. You might be interested also in this interesting Unesco presentation on the topic.

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Don´t miss our previous articles about some terms related to Gender parity:

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Written by Ana Baudot – Journalist and Social media manager. Communication Trainee at DG TRAD – Terminology Coordination Unit

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