The WORLD Policy Analysis Center is pleased to provide public access to its data on constitutional rights, laws, and policies. To date, the following databases have been made available for public access:
- Paid Medical Leave Data includes detailed indicators on design of national paid sick and medical leave, and was released in July 2021 in conjunction with a new global study published in Health Affairs. In addition to indicators on availability of leave from the first day of illness, duration and wage replacement rates of leave, and guarantees to self-employed workers—this dataset includes an assessment of specific eligibility criteria linked to minimum firm size, worker tenure, and minimum hours) across 193 United Nations member countries.
- Child Immigration Detention Data is the world’s first systematic effort to evaluate protections against immigration detention for migrant and asylum-seeking minors across the 150 most populous UN member states. Released alongside research findings in the International Journal of Human Rights, this dataset describes the conditions under which accompanied and unaccompanied minor migrants and asylum-seekers can be detained, as well as whether they are guaranteed access to education and healthcare during their detention.
- Workplace Discrimination Data represents the world’s most comprehensive assessment of national legislative guarantees to non-discrimination at work. Released alongside publication of findings in the journal Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, this dataset contains over 100 indicators that measure prohibitions of workplace discrimination for 17 protected characteristics: race/ethnicity, migrant status, sex, religion, family status, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, and more. Areas addressed include: prohibitions of discrimination in hiring, pay, training, promotions and/or demotions, terminations, as well as prohibitions of discriminatory harassment and indirect discrimination.
- Short-term Paid Sick Leave was released in May 2020 amidst the global community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These findings, published in the journal Global Public Health, assess comprehensive design of short-term paid sick leave laws at the national level. Areas addressed include: availability of leave from the first day of illness, adequacy of duration and wage replacement rates of leave for newly hired and long-time employees alike, provision, and guarantees to self-employed and part-time workers.
- Disability Data was released in June 2019 during the 12th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and contains information on laws advancing non-discrimination and inclusion at school and work and constitutional rights for persons with disabilities. Areas addressed include: guarantees to reasonable accommodation at work; prohibitions of disability-based discrimination in hiring, pay, training, promotions and demotions, harassment, terminations, and prohibitions of indirect discrimination; guarantees to non-discrimination and inclusion in education; and constitutional rights to non-discrimination and access to education and work.
- Gender Data, built in partnership with McGill University’s Maternal and Child Health Equity (MACHEquity) research program and released in March 2015 during the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. This database contains information on laws and policies that shape women’s and girls’ social and economic opportunities throughout the life course. Areas addressed include: child marriage, education, income, discrimination, work-family, equality, health, disability, child labor, as well as social, economic, civil, and political rights.
- Childhood Data, released in November 2014 for the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This dataset contains information on laws and policies critical to children’s health and development. Areas addressed include: child labor, child marriage, education, income, discrimination, work-family, equality, health, and disability. Beyond providing a global overview of children’s rights and protections, data on these policies offer insight into whether individual countries that have ratified the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child are fulfilling their commitments.
- WORLD Areas, including:
- Adult Labor
- Infant Caregiving
- Child Labor
- Child Marriage
- Workplace Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Data
- Climate Adaptation Database, in partnership with McGill University’s Climate Change and Adaptation Research Group. This database contains key information about countries’ efforts to identify and address the vulnerabilities associated with climate change, including the types of responses countries have undertaken to increase resilience and the types of actors involved in planning, designing, and implementing adaptation.
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