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Table 1 Dimensions and definitions of census variables for gender inequality

From: Measurement of gender inequality in neighbourhoods of Québec, Canada

Dimension Definition*
Demographic and household
characteristics
   Divorce Proportion of people aged ≥ 20 years who are divorced
   Single-headed households Proportion of households that are single-headed
Education  
   University certification Proportion of people aged ≥ 20 years who are university-certified
   No high school diploma Proportion of people aged ≥ 20 years with no high school diploma
Income  
   Average employment income Average income per capita (CAD) from paid employment in year 2000
Work and leisure  
   Labour force participation Proportion of people aged ≥ 15 years in the labour force
   Employment rate Proportion of people aged ≥ 15 years in the labour force who are employed
   Managerial positions Proportion of people aged ≥ 15 years employed in managerial positions
   Unpaid elderly care Proportion of people aged ≥ 25 years doing > 5 hours unpaid elderly care per week
   Unpaid child care Proportion of people aged ≥ 25 years doing > 5 hours unpaid child care per week
   Unpaid housework Proportion of people aged ≥ 25 years doing > 5 hours unpaid housework per week
Political participation  
   Decision-making positions Proportion of people aged ≥ 15 years in decision-making government positions (judges, lawyers, policy officers)
  1. *Proportions were calculated for men and women separately.