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The Global Gender Gap Report 2014

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Global Gender Gap Report 2014.” The study seeks to measure the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2014 report emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions. According to the study the gender gap for economic …
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Women and Men in Leadership Positions in the EU 2013

The European Commission has just published the report “Women and Men in Leadership Positions in the European Union 2013.” The study looks at the number of women in leadership positions in the EU. Overall, women account for 16.6% of board members in the largest publicly listed companies in the EU. The highest levels of female …
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Women, Men and Working Conditions in Europe

Eurofound has just published the report “Women, men and working conditions in Europe.” The study explores gender differences across several dimensions of working conditions, examining relevant country differences, analyzing the different occupational groups of both men and women, and comparing the public and private sectors. It also looks at the impact of the crisis on …
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The Global Gender Gap Report

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Global Gender Gap Report 2013.” According to the study Iceland leads four Nordic countries at the top of the table –followed by Finland, Norway and Sweden-, while Philippines joins the top five for the first time. The report ranks 136 countries on their ability to close the …
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Global Employment Trends for Women 2012

The ILO has just published the report “Global Employment Trends for Women 2012”. The study looks at gender gaps in unemployment, employment, labour force participation, vulnerability, and segregation in jobs and economic sectors. Globally, the gaps in unemployment and employment-to-population ratios were moving towards convergence before the crisis. The crisis reversed this trend in the …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2012

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Global Gender Gap Report 2012.” The study emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions. Based on the seven years of data available for the 111 countries that have been part of the report since its inception, it finds that the majority of countries covered have …
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Women Matter: An Asia Perspective

McKinsey has just published the report “Women Matter: An Asia Perspective,” subtitled “Harnessing Female Talent to Raise Corporate Performance.” The publication contains the results of a survey covering 744 firms of 10 major stock markets in the Asia-Pacific. According to the study, women on average account for only six percent of board seats compared to …
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OECDs Social Institutions and Gender Index

The OECD Development Centre has just launched the 2012 edition of the OECD’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI). The study measures the underlying drivers of gender inequality for over 100 countries. According to the report, social and legal discrimination against women remains a major obstacle to economic development in emerging and developing countries alike. …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2011

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Global Gender Gap Report 2011.” Fewer countries made strides toward improving equality between men and women this year, while Nordic countries hold the top spots in gender equality ranking of 135 nations. Iceland claimed the top spot for the third year in a row, followed by Norway, …
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The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics

The report “World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics” presents statistics and analysis on the status of women and men in the world, highlighting the current situation and changes over time. The report covers eight key areas: population and families, health, education, work, power and decision-making, violence against women, environment and poverty. The findings are based …
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