Multidimensional Gender Equity Index


The main objective of this study was to establish an index of gender equity that involved the development of indicators of equity in different situations. Specifically, it aimed to determine the gender gaps in tertiary education, work employment opportunity, household and community involvement.  There were 1000 respondents used in this study. It was designed to be descriptive and normative. Based on the data gathered, it was revealed that age, gender, civil status, occupation and income earners significantly influence household in terms of chores and parenting.It showed that the tasks or jobs of the household members vary. An older member of the family is perceived to be more responsible and already capable of keeping the house clean and in order. Further, in decision-making, the ideas of the oldest family member are more acceptable and most of the time followed by the other members.  Therefore, gender inequity is very much observable in this dimension.  The indices such as chores and parenting showed that the members of the family do not have an equal share and opportunities in the household. However, gender equity in education, work employment, and community involvement is most evident.Keywords:  Multidimensional, gender equity index, weighted factors, education, work employment, household