Friday, October 31, 2014

Random charts - gender gap

 


Its conclusion? "... The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 provides a comprehensive overview of current performance and progress over the last nine years. On average, in 2014, over 96% of the gap in health outcomes, 94% of the gap in Educational Attainment, 60% of the gap in economic participation and 21% of the gap in political empowerment has been closed. No country in the world has achieved gender equality. The highest ranked 0countries—Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark —have closed over 80% of their gender gaps, while the lowest ranked country—Yemen—has closed a little over half of its gender gap... 

The Report continues to highlight the strong correlation between a country’s gender gap and its economic performance and also summaries some of the latest research on the economic and societal case for gender equality. Because women account for one-half of a country’s potential talent base, a nation’s competitiveness in the long term depends significantly on whether and how it educates and utilizes its women. The Report highlights the message to policy-makers that, in order to maximize competitiveness and development potential, each country should strive for gender equality—that is, should give women the same rights, responsibilities and opportunities as men."

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