Gender Gap Index Report 2013

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The latest Gender Gap Index Report has been released by the World Economic Forum, listing 136 countries worldwide. Countries were assessed on their ability to close the gender gap in four main areas: 1) economic participation and opportunity; 2) educational attainment; 3) health and survival and 4) political empowerment. The index given to each country was based on a scale of 0,00 – inequality to 1,00 – equality.

The top 15 countries were:

1. Iceland 0,873
2.
Finland 0,842
3. Norway 0,842
4. Sweden 0,813
5. Philippines 0,783
6. Ireland 0,782
7. New Zealand 0,780
8. Denmark 0,778
9. Switzerland 0,774
10. Nicaragua 0,771
11. Belgium 0,768
12. Latvia 0,761
13. Netherlands 0,761
14. Germany 0,758
15. Cuba 0,754

(WEF, 2013)
For the full report, go to: http://www.weforum.org/reports/global-gender-gap-report-2013

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