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Nicole Richardson ♦ 2015 Global Scholars Symposium

Title: The Quantitative Question: Analyzing the Correlation between Gender-Related Index Scores and Gender-Related Violence

Abstract: The United Nations developed a way to quantitatively assess countries through the Human Development Index almost 25 years ago. Since then, rankings have become integral in assessing the progress and development of countries around the world. Additionally, the U.N. and other agencies, such as the World Economic Forum, have undergone the task of adding a gendered lens to these index measures. This research examines three gender indices and the approach of these indices on social and health aspects. Richardson examines the correlation between countries’ genderrelated index scores with the prevalence of three social issues: female genital cutting, interpersonal physical violence, and skewed sex ratio at birth. The aim is to understand how the gender indices are influenced by real-world gender-based violence.


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