The global gender gap

The World Economic Forum recently released its annual gender gap report, which examines gender equality all over the world.  It’s pretty interesting: the top four countries with the smallest gender gap are Nordic, unsurprisingly; Denmark is #7; the United States is #27.  Yemen comes in last.

The report looks at four broad categories: economic participation and opportunity, education attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.  The WEF, which is based in Geneva (Switzerland is #14), noted that while there has been overall improvement in three of the four categories, the gap in healthcare for men and women has widened in the last year.

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