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Last updated: 13.09.2019

Gender Indicators

Women and men in Azerbaijan

Methodological explanations Population size and vital statistics in 1926–2019 Number of women and men Population by sex and age, as of January 1, 2019 Median age of population Age dependancy rartio Share of women among all persons aged 15 and above Distribution of women and men by main age groups by towns and regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as of January 1, 2019 Life expectancy at birth in urban and rural areas 1970–2018 Healthy life expectancy Life expectancy of population at age 60 in urban and rural areas 2000–2018, number of age Average life expectancy at birth by towns and regions, 2018 Total fertility rate in urban and rural areas 1975–2018 Reproduction rates Birth rate of women aged 15-19 in urban and rural areas 200-2018 Average age of mother at childbirth Sex ratio at birth in urban and rural areas 1990–2018 Number of twin and triplet births Death rate by sex and age groups, 2018 Main causes of deaths among population 2018 Deaths by cause and age groups 2018 Maternal mortality in urban and rural areas 1980–2018 Infant mortality in urban and rural areas 1960–2018 Child mortality under 5 years in urban and rural areas 1990–2018 Perinatal, neonatal and post-neonatal mortality rate Death rate due to road traffic injuries Number of births and deaths by towns and regions, 2018 Live births by marital status of mother Officially registered marriages and divorces Average age at officially registered marriage Number of officially married brides and grooms under 18 years old Distribution of women by marital status and number of birth Divorces by duration of marriage and by age groups of spouses in 2018 Marital status by age groups,2009 Distribution of households by number of children Households consist of single parent and children Migrants by sex and age groups in 2018
Methodological explanations Educational attainment of population aged 15 and over Share of pupils started education from 1 class and ended at 5 class Number of children aged under 3 years old in nurseries Number of children aged 3-5 years old in preschool institutions at the beginning of the year 2019 Gender equality index in education Sex distribution of pupils and students by types of education at the beginning of 2018/2019 academic year Distribution of students by age and sex in vocational educational institutions at the beginning of 2019 Distribution of students of state specialized secondary institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2018/2019 academic years Distribution of students of non-state specialized secondary institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2018/2019 academic years Distribution of students of state higher educational institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2018/2019 academic year Distribution of students of non-state higher educational institutions by field of study at the beginning of 2018/2019 academic year Distribution of students of the Republic of Azerbaijan graduated ful-time general educational schools and received school-leaving certificate and admitted to higher educational institutions in 2018 by sex Number of directors and deputies of ful-time general educational institutions at the beginning of 2018/2019 academic year Teacher staff of state higher educational institutions at the beginning of 2018/2019 academic year Teacher staff of non-state higher educational institutions at the beginning of 2018/2019 academic year Teachers of state and non-state institutions by types of school at the beginning of 2018/2019 academic year (key staff) Participation rate in organized learning (one year before the official primary entry age) Number of students on PhD program by fields of science at the beginning of 2019 Distribution of students studying on PhD program by age groups at the beginning of 2019 Number of students on DSc program by fields of science at the beginning of 209 Distribution of students studying on DSc program by age groups at the beginning of 2019 Scientific degree of the scientists trained post-graduate students, at the beginning of the year Researchers by fields of science at the beginning of 2019, Number of academicians and corresponding members at the beginning of 2019
Methodological explanations Employment and unemployment in 2018 Unemployment rate Number of employees by types of economic activity in 2018 Structure of persons received unemployment status by employment service offices in 2018 Distribution of persons received official unemployment status in employment service offices by education level, by age groups in 2018, in per cent to total and sex Sex distribution of persons receiving unemployment benefits Average monthly nominal wages of employees by types of economic activity in 2018 Average monthly nominal wages of women and men by types of economic activity in 2018 Occupational injuries by types of economic activity in 2018 Death cases by types of economic activity in 2018 Women and men working in harmful labour conditions in industry in 2018 Women and men working in harmful labour conditions in construction in 2018 Distribution of employees holding the civil service positions by sex and age groups, as of 1 January 2019 Distribution of women and men holding administrative posts in civil service, according to 4-7 classifications, by age groups, as of 1 January 2019 Sex distribution of managerial positions in civil service, according to 4-7 classifications Distribution of employees holding supplementary posts in civil service, by sex and age groups, as of 1 January 2019 Number of private entrepreneurs by gender distribution and types of activity, as of 1 January 2019 Number of private entrepreneurs by gender distribution, towns and regions of Republic of Azerbaijan, as of 1 January 2019 Sex distribution of judges Number of women in managerial positions
The main objectives and tasks envisaged under the policy of equal rights and equal opportunities of women and men in Azerbaijan are:
Protection and reflection of the rights of both sexes in the context of universal human rights, adoption of adequate measures, assisting women and men to use these rights.
Development and improvement of the democratic representation, establishment of the conditions for equal participation of women and men at all levels of administration and decision making.
Establishment of conditions for the development of economic independence of each citizen, contribution for the realization of equal rights of women and men in labour market, in business, in the sphere of finances.

Establishment of the conditions for the use of opportunities to:
- increase life expectancy of women and men;
- reduce infant and maternal mortality;
- improve reproductive health of women and men.
Support to vulnerable population groups and contribution to the solution of their problems (refugees and displaced persons, invalids, single mothers, families whose head of household are women, etc).
Provision of the conditions for equal participation of women and men in the system of education. Adoption of the measures for maintenance of equal access to education and strengthening of the social understanding of the notion of equal significance of education for girls and boys. Development of the education system as a tool for the dissemination of an idea of the equality of sexes in society.
Contribution to harmonization and effective combination of professional activity and family life for women and men as well.

Prevention of violence against women:
- Elimination of domestic violence;
-Addressing the consequences of violence in case of refugees and displaced persons.
Contributing to understanding the necessity of correcting social divisions an disbalances and balances distribution of responsibility between women and men.
The legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan reflects the ideas of equality of women and men in all spheres of life. All these are the bases for development of gender - balanced policy and elimination of gender asymmetries in society.
In 1995 the Republic of Azerbaijan ratified Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and also other principal international documents on protection human rights.

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