The World Economic Forum has just published the 11th edition of “The Global Gender Gap Report”.
The study quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics.
According to the 2016 report, Scandinavian countries remain the most gender-equal countries, with Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden taking the top four positions. Rwanda moved in front of Ireland to take the 5th position. At the bottom was Yemen, then Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Efforts to close gender gaps in pay and workforce participation slowed so dramatically in the past year that men and women may not reach economic equality for another 170 years.
The study suggests that the divide between men and women in now larger than at any time since 2008.
Download “The Global Gender Gap Report 2016.”