Economic Autonomy

19 Indicators

Definition:this module presents the indicators related to women's economic autonomy: work, education, care economy, poverty, entrepreneurship, and financial inclusion.

Definition: the percentage relationship between the number of people who are looking for a job and the number of people who are part of the workforce (EAP).

Percentage of women in Colombia(2019)
12.7%
GEIH (2018) DANE
Women -
Latin America and the Caribbean
(2019)
9.7%
World Development Indicators. Wolrd Bank 2018
Women
OECD
(2019)
5.4%
World Development Indicators. Wolrd Bank 2018
Women
World
(2019)
6%
World Development Indicators. Wolrd Bank 2018
National total
   
 
Urban vs rural
Source: Departamento Nacional de Estadísticas (National Administrative Department of Statistics) (DANE)

Definition: Labor force participation rate, by sex

National total
Source: Integrated Household Survey – GEIH 2018

For every 100 pesos men earn, how many pesos women earn, by level of education.


Source: Gran Encuesta Integrada de Hogares (“Integrated Household Survey”) – GEIH 2018

UnemploymentRateDescription

National total
Source: Integrated Household Survey – GEIH 2018

Definition: the percentage of respondents (15 years of age and over) who report holding a financial account (by themselves or together with someone else) at a bank or another type of financial institution, and who report that they have personally used a mobile money service in the last 12 months (see definition of mobile money account).

Percentage of women in Colombia(2019)
42.5%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2017
Women -
Latin America and the Caribbean
(2019)
52%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2017
Women
OECD
(2019)
94.1%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2017
Women
World
(2019)
64.8%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2017

Source: Global Findex

Definition: the percentage of male and female respondents (15 years of age and over) who report having an account (their own or shared at a bank or another type of financial institution.

Percentage of women in Colombia(2019)
41.4%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2018
Women -
Latin America and the Caribbean
(2019)
51.4%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2018
Women
OECD
(2019)
94.1%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2018
Women
World
(2019)
63.7%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2018

Source: Global Findex

Definition: the percentage of male and female respondents (15 years of age and over) who report personally saving or setting aside any money for any reason or who saved in any way in the past 12 months.

Percentage of women in Colombia(2019)
12.8%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2019
Women -
Latin America and the Caribbean
(2019)
10.4%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2019
Women
OECD
(2019)
9.9%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2019
Women
World
(2019)
11.1%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2019

Source: Global Findex

Definition: the percentage of male and female respondents (15 years of age and over) who report saving or setting aside money at a bank or another type of financial institution in the past 12 months.

Percentage of women in Colombia(2019)
6.6%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2020
Women -
Latin America and the Caribbean
(2019)
9.6%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2020
Women
OECD
(2019)
54.8%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2020
Women
World
(2019)
24.1%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2020

Source: Global Findex

Definition: the percentage of male and female respondents (15 years of age and over) who report personally saving or setting aside any money for any reason or who saved in any way in the past 12 months.

Percentage of women in Colombia(2019)
33.2%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2021
Women -
Latin America and the Caribbean
(2019)
31.4%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2021
Women
OECD
(2019)
70.4%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2021
Women
World
(2019)
45%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2021

Source: Global Findex

Definition: the percentage of respondents (15 years of age and over) who report borrowing money to start, operate, or expand a farm or business in the past 12 months.

Percentage of women in Colombia(2019)
9.9%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2022
Women -
Latin America and the Caribbean
(2019)
4.8%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2022
Women
OECD
(2019)
2.1%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2022
Women
World
(2019)
5.3%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2022

Source: Global Findex

Definition: the percentage of respondents (15 years of age and over) who report having borrowed money from a bank or another type of financial institution in the last 12 months.

Percentage of women in Colombia(2019)
12.9%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2023
Women -
Latin America and the Caribbean
(2019)
8.5%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2023
Women
OECD
(2019)
17.5%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2023
Women
World
(2019)
9.4%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2023

Source: Global Findex

Definition: the percentage of respondents (15 years of age and over) who report having borrowed ing money from a bank or another type of financial institution, or having used ing a credit card, in the past 12 months.

Percentage of women in Colombia(2019)
17.2%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2024
Women -
Latin America and the Caribbean
(2019)
18.6%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2024
Women
OECD
(2019)
54.7%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2024
Women
World
(2019)
20.7%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2024

Source: Global Findex

Definition: the percentage of respondents (15 years of age and over) who report that they have personally received some kind of financial support from the government in the past 12 months.

Percentage of women in Colombia(2019)
13.1%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2025
Women -
Latin America and the Caribbean
(2019)
17.6%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2025
Women
OECD
(2019)
25.5%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2025
Women
World
(2019)
14.5%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2025

Source: Global Findex

Definition: the percentage of respondents (15 years of age and over) who used a mobile phone or the internet to access an account.

Percentage of women in Colombia(2019)
6.9%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2026
Women -
Latin America and the Caribbean
(2019)
10%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2026
Women
OECD
(2019)
50.9%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2026
Women
World
(2019)
23%
World Bank. The Global Findex Database 2026

Source: Global Findex

Definition: percentage of women and men who responded to "Agree" or "Disagree" with the statement: "A man’s duty is to make money, a woman’s duty is to take care of the home and family”

National total
SurveyQuestionOneGraph
National total
Of those who
Agree:
Of those who
Disagree:
Urban vs rural
Perception of roles in the home
Municipal seats - Colombia (2016-2017)
Municipal seats
Of those who
Agree:
Of those who
Disagree:
Perception of roles in the home
Rural areas- Colombia (2016-2017)
Rural areas
Of those who
Agree:
Of those who
Disagree:
Source: Departamento Nacional de Estadísticas (National Administrative Department of Statistics) (DANE)

Definition: average daily time dedicated to to housework and non remunerated care, by functionality (food preparation, laundry, cleaning and maintenance, shopping and administration, activities with children under five(5) years of age, physical care of household members, assistance for members of household, volunteer activities, related transport, passive care (keeping an eye on someone/something).

National total
Urban vs rural
Source: National Use of Time Survey (ENUT) – DANE 2016-2017

Definition: households are considered multidimensionally poor when they have deprivation in at least 33% of the indicators. The five dimensions that make up the MPI are: household education conditions, childhood and youth conditions, work, health, housing, and public services.

National total
Urban vs rural
Source: Gran Encuesta Integrada de Hogares (“Integrated Household Survey”) – GEIH 2018

Definition: index that shows the disparities in the incidence of poverty between women and men. A value greater than 100 indicates that poverty affects women more than men; a value of less than 100 indicates the opposite.

National total
Source: Gran Encuesta Integrada de Hogares (“Integrated Household Survey”) – GEIH 2018

Definition: percentage of the population over 15 years of age who live without their own income

National total
Urban vs rural
Source: Gran Encuesta Integrada de Hogares (“Integrated Household Survey”) – GEIH 2018