Aug 302013
 

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The Global Gender Gap Report was first published in 2006 by the World Economic Forum. The 2012 report covers 135 major and emerging economies

 

The report examines four critical areas of inequality between men and women in 130 economies around the globe, over 93% of the world’s population:

  • Economic participation and opportunity – outcomes on salaries, participation levels and access to high-skilled employment
  • Educational attainment – outcomes on access to basic and higher level education
  • Political empowerment – outcomes on representation in decision-making structures

Health and survival – outcomes on life expectancy and sex ratio

 

Global Gender Gap Index rankings[

The table is initially sorted according to the 2012 ranking. The highest possible score is 1 (equality) and the lowest possible score is 0 (inequality). Data for some countries is unavailable.[5]

 

0.59 – 0

2012 Rank

Country

Region

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

1  Iceland Europe 0.7813 0.7836 0.7999 0.8276 0.8496 0.8530 0.8640
2  Finland Europe 0.7958 0.8044 0.8195 0.8252 0.8260 0.8383 0.8451
3  Norway Europe 0.7994 0.8059 0.8239 0.8227 0.8404 0.8404 0.8403
4  Sweden Europe 0.8133 0.8146 0.8139 0.8139 0.8024 0.8044 0.8159
5  Ireland Europe 0.7335 0.7457 0.7518 0.7597 0.7773 0.7830 0.7839
6  New Zealand Oceania 0.7509 0.7649 0.7859 0.7880 0.7808 0.7810 0.7805
7  Denmark Europe 0.7462 0.7519 0.7538 0.7628 0.7719 0.7778 0.7777
8  Philippines Southeast Asia 0.7516 0.7629 0.7568 0.7579 0.7654 0.7685 0.7757
9  Nicaragua North America 0.6566 0.6458 0.6747 0.7002 0.7176 0.7245 0.7697
10   Switzerland Europe 0.6997 0.6924 0.7360 0.7426 0.7562 0.7627 0.7672
11  Netherlands Europe 0.7250 0.7383 0.7399 0.7490 0.7444 0.7470 0.7659
12  Belgium Europe 0.7078 0.7198 0.7163 0.7165 0.7509 0.7531 0.7652
13  Germany Europe 0.7524 0.7618 0.7394 0.7449 0.7530 0.7590 0.7629
14  Lesotho Africa 0.6807 0.7078 0.7320 0.7495 0.7678 0.7666 0.7608
15  Latvia Europe 0.7091 0.7333 0.7397 0.7416 0.7429 0.7399 0.7572
16  South Africa Africa 0.7125 0.7194 0.7232 0.7709 0.7535 0.7478 0.7496
17  Luxembourg Europe 0.6671 0.6786 0.6802 0.6889 0.7231 0.7216 0.7439
18  United Kingdom Europe 0.7365 0.7441 0.7366 0.7402 0.7460 0.7462 0.7433
19  Cuba North America N/A 0.7169 0.7195 0.7176 0.7253 0.7394 0.7417
20  Austria Europe 0.6986 0.7060 0.7153 0.7031 0.7091 0.7165 0.7391
21  Canada North America 0.7165 0.7198 0.7136 0.7196 0.7372 0.7407 0.7381
22  United States North America 0.7042 0.7002 0.7179 0.7173 0.7411 0.7412 0.7373
23  Mozambique Africa N/A 0.6883 0.7266 0.7195 0.7329 0.7251 0.7350
24  Burundi Africa N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.7270 0.7338
25  Australia Oceania 0.7163 0.7204 0.7241 0.7282 0.7271 0.7291 0.7294
26  Spain Europe 0.7319 0.7444 0.7281 0.7345 0.7554 0.7580 0.7266
27  Barbados North America N/A N/A 0.7188 0.7236 0.7176 0.7170 0.7232
28  Uganda Africa 0.6797 0.6833 0.6981 0.7067 0.7169 0.7220 0.7228
29  Costa Rica North America 0.6936 0.7014 0.7111 0.7180 0.7194 0.7266 0.7225
30  Bolivia South America 0.6335 0.6574 0.6667 0.6693 0.6751 0.6862 0.7222
31  Kazakhstan Central Asia 0.6928 0.6983 0.6976 0.7013 0.7055 0.7010 0.7213
32  Argentina South America 0.6829 0.6982 0.7209 0.7211 0.7187 0.7236 0.7212
33  Ecuador South America 0.6433 0.6881 0.7091 0.7220 0.7072 0.7035 0.7206
34  Lithuania Europe and Central Asia 0.7077 0.7234 0.7222 0.7175 0.7132 0.7131 0.7191
35  Cape Verde Africa N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.7180
36  Malawi Africa 0.6437 0.6480 0.6664 0.6738 0.6824 0.6850 0.7166
37  Bahamas North America N/A N/A N/A 0.7179 0.7128 0.7340 0.7156
38  Slovenia Europe and Central Asia 0.6745 0.6842 0.6937 0.6982 0.7047 0.7041 0.7132
39  Sri Lanka South Asia 0.7199 0.7230 0.7371 0.7402 0.7458 0.7212 0.7122
40  Panama North America 0.6935 0.6954 0.7095 0.7024 0.7072 0.7042 0.7122
41  Namibia Africa 0.6864 0.7012 0.7141 0.7167 0.7238 0.7177 0.7121
42  Guyana South America N/A N/A N/A 0.7108 0.7090 0.7084 0.7119
43  Trinidad and Tobago North America 0.6797 0.6859 0.7245 0.7298 0.7353 0.7372 0.7116
44  Mongolia East Asia 0.6821 0.6731 0.7049 0.7221 0.7194 0.7140 0.7111
45  Moldova Europe 0.7128 0.7172 0.7244 0.7104 0.7160 0.7083 0.7101
46  Tanzania Africa 0.7038 0.6969 0.7068 0.6797 0.6829 0.6904 0.7091
47  Portugal Europe 0.6922 0.6959 0.7051 0.7013 0.7171 0.7144 0.7071
48  Venezuela South America 0.6664 0.6797 0.6875 0.6839 0.6863 0.6861 0.7060
49  Croatia Europe 0.7145 0.7210 0.6967 0.6944 0.6939 0.7006 0.7053
50  Serbia Europe N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.7037
51  Jamaica North America 0.7014 0.6925 0.6980 0.7013 0.7037 0.7028 0.7035
52  Bulgaria Europe 0.6870 0.7085 0.7077 0.7072 0.6983 0.6987 0.7021
53  Poland Europe 0.6802 0.6756 0.6951 0.6998 0.7037 0.7038 0.7015
54  Kyrgyz Republic Central Asia 0.6742 0.6653 0.7045 0.7058 0.6973 0.7036 0.7013
55  Singapore Southeast Asia 0.6550 0.6609 0.6625 0.6664 0.6914 0.6914 0.6989
56  Israel Middle East 0.6889 0.6965 0.6900 0.7019 0.6957 0.6926 0.6989
57  France Europe 0.6520 0.6824 0.7341 0.7331 0.7025 0.7018 0.6984
58  Madagascar Africa 0.6385 0.6461 0.6736 0.6732 0.6713 0.6797 0.6982
59  Russian Federation Europe and Northern Asia 0.6770 0.6866 0.6994 0.6987 0.7036 0.7037 0.6980
60  Estonia Europe 0.6944 0.7008 0.7076 0.7094 0.7018 0.6983 0.6977
61  Macedonia Europe 0.6983 0.6967 0.6914 0.6950 0.6996 0.6966 0.6968
62  Brazil South America 0.6543 0.6637 0.6737 0.6695 0.6655 0.6679 0.6909
63  Colombia South America 0.7049 0.7090 0.6944 0.6939 0.6927 0.6714 0.6901
64  Ukraine Europe 0.6797 0.6790 0.6856 0.6896 0.6869 0.6861 0.6894
65  Thailand Southeast Asia 0.6831 0.6815 0.6917 0.6907 0.6910 0.6892 0.6893
66  Vietnam Southeast Asia N/A 0.6889 0.6778 0.6802 0.6776 0.6732 0.6867
67  Romania Europe 0.6797 0.6859 0.6763 0.6805 0.6826 0.6812 0.6859
68  Timor-Leste Southeast Asia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.6855
69  China East Asia 0.6561 0.6643 0.6878 0.6907 0.6881 0.6866 0.6853
70  Slovak Republic Europe 0.6757 0.6797 0.6824 0.6845 0.6778 0.6797 0.6824
71  Ghana Africa 0.6653 0.6725 0.6679 0.6704 0.6782 0.6811 0.6778
72  Kenya Africa 0.6486 0.6508 0.6547 0.6512 0.6499 0.6493 0.6768
73  Czech Republic Europe 0.6712 0.6718 0.6770 0.6789 0.6850 0.6789 0.6767
74  Honduras North America 0.6483 0.6661 0.6960 0.6893 0.6927 0.6945 0.6763
75  Brunei Darussalam Southeast Asia N/A N/A 0.6392 0.6524 0.6748 0.6787 0.6750
76  Uruguay South America 0.6549 0.6608 0.6907 0.6936 0.6897 0.6907 0.6745
77  Botswana Africa 0.6897 0.6797 0.6839 0.7071 0.6876 0.6832 0.6744
78  Peru South America 0.6619 0.6624 0.6959 0.7024 0.6895 0.6796 0.6742
79  Cyprus Europe and Middle East 0.6430 0.6522 0.6694 0.6706 0.6642 0.6567 0.6732
80  Italy Europe 0.6456 0.6498 0.6788 0.6798 0.6765 0.6796 0.6729
81  Hungary Europe 0.6698 0.6731 0.6867 0.6879 0.6720 0.6642 0.6718
82  Greece Europe 0.6540 0.6648 0.6727 0.6662 0.6908 0.6916 0.6716
83  Paraguay South America 0.6556 0.6659 0.6379 0.6868 0.6804 0.6818 0.6714
84  Mexico North America 0.6462 0.6441 0.6441 0.6503 0.6577 0.6604 0.6712
85  Georgia Europe and Central Asia 0.6700 0.6665 0.6654 0.6680 0.6598 0.6624 0.6691
86  Bangladesh South Asia 0.6270 0.6314 0.6531 0.6526 0.6702 0.6812 0.6684
87  Chile South America 0.6455 0.6482 0.6818 0.6884 0.7013 0.7030 0.6676
88  Malta Europe and Central Asia 0.6518 0.6615 0.6634 0.6635 0.6695 0.6658 0.6666
89  Dominican Republic North America 0.6639 0.6705 0.6744 0.6859 0.6774 0.6682 0.6659
90  Senegal Africa N/A N/A N/A 0.6427 0.6414 0.6573 0.6657
91  Albania Europe 0.6607 0.6685 0.6591 0.6601 0.6726 0.6748 0.6655
92  Armenia Europe and Central Asia N/A 0.6651 0.6677 0.6619 0.6669 0.6654 0.6636
93  Gambia, The Africa 0.6448 0.6421 0.6622 0.6752 0.6762 0.6763 0.6630
94  El Salvador North America 0.6837 0.6853 0.6875 0.6939 0.6596 0.6567 0.6630
95  Maldives South Asia N/A 0.6350 0.6501 0.6482 0.6452 0.6480 0.6616
96  Tajikistan Central Asia N/A 0.6578 0.6541 0.6661 0.6598 0.6526 0.6608
97  Indonesia Southeast Asia 0.6541 0.6550 0.6473 0.6580 0.6615 0.6594 0.6591
98  Mauritius Africa 0.6328 0.6487 0.6466 0.6513 0.6520 0.6529 0.6547
99  Azerbaijan Europe and Central Asia N/A 0.6781 0.6856 0.6626 0.6446 0.6577 0.6546
100  Malaysia Southeast Asia 0.6509 0.6444 0.6442 0.6467 0.6479 0.6525 0.6539
101  Japan East Asia 0.6447 0.6455 0.6434 0.6447 0.6524 0.6514 0.6530
102  Belize North America N/A 0.6426 0.6610 0.6636 0.6536 0.6489 0.6465
103  Cambodia Southeast Asia 0.6291 0.6353 0.6469 0.6410 0.6482 0.6464 0.6457
104  Burkina Faso Africa 0.5854 0.5912 0.6029 0.6081 0.6162 0.6153 0.6455
105  India South Asia 0.6011 0.5936 0.6060 0.6151 0.6155 0.6190 0.6442
106  Suriname South America N/A 0.6794 0.6674 0.6726 0.6407 0.6395 0.6409
107  United Arab Emirates Middle East 0.5919 0.6184 0.6220 0.6198 0.6397 0.6454 0.6392
108  Korea, Rep. East Asia 0.6157 0.6409 0.6154 0.6146 0.6342 0.6281 0.6356
109  Kuwait Middle East 0.6341 0.6409 0.6358 0.6356 0.6318 0.6322 0.6320
110  Nigeria Africa 0.6104 0.6122 0.6339 0.6280 0.6055 0.6011 0.6315
111  Bahrain Middle East 0.5894 0.5931 0.5927 0.6136 0.6217 0.6232 0.6298
112  Cameroon Africa 0.5865 0.5919 0.6017 0.6108 0.6110 0.6073 0.6291
113  Fiji Oceania N/A N/A N/A 0.6414 0.6256 0.6255 0.6285
114  Zambia Africa 0.6360 0.6288 0.6205 0.6310 0.6293 0.6300 0.6279
115  Qatar Middle East N/A 0.6041 0.5948 0.5907 0.6059 0.6230 0.6264
116  Guatemala North America 0.6067 0.6144 0.6072 0.6209 0.6238 0.6229 0.6260
117  Benin Africa 0.5780 0.5656 0.5582 0.5643 0.5719 0.5832 0.6258
118  Ethiopia Africa 0.5946 0.5991 0.5867 0.5948 0.6019 0.6136 0.6200
119  Mauritania Africa 0.5835 0.6022 0.6117 0.6103 0.6152 0.6164 0.6129
120  Algeria Africa 0.6018 0.6068 0.6111 0.6119 0.6052 0.5991 0.6112
121  Jordan Middle East 0.6109 0.6203 0.6275 0.6182 0.6048 0.6117 0.6103
122  Lebanon Middle East N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.6084 0.6083 0.6030
123    Nepal Central Asia 0.5478 0.5575 0.5942 0.6213 0.6084 0.5888 0.6026
124  Turkey Middle East and Europe 0.5850 0.5768 0.5853 0.5828 0.5876 0.5954 0.6015
125  Oman Middle East N/A 0.5903 0.5960 0.5938 0.5950 0.5873 0.5986
126  Egypt Middle East and Africa 0.5786 0.5809 0.5832 0.5862 0.5899 0.5933 0.5975
127  Iran, Islamic Rep. Middle East 0.5803 0.5903 0.6021 0.5839 0.5933 0.5894 0.5927
128  Mali Africa 0.5996 0.6019 0.6117 0.5860 0.5680 0.5752 0.5842
129  Morocco Africa 0.5827 0.5676 0.5757 0.5926 0.5767 0.5804 0.5833
130  Côte d’Ivoire Africa N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.5691 0.5773 0.5785
131  Saudi Arabia Middle East 0.5242 0.5647 0.5537 0.5651 0.5713 0.5753 0.5731
132  Syria Middle East N/A 0.6216 0.6181 0.6072 0.5926 0.5896 0.5626
133  Chad Africa 0.5247 0.5381 0.5290 0.5417 0.5330 0.5334 0.5594
134  Pakistan Central Asia 0.5434 0.5509 0.5549 0.5458 0.5465 0.5583 0.5478
135  Yemen Middle East 0.4595 0.4510 0.4664 0.4609 0.4603 0.4873 0.5054
N/A  Angola Africa 0.6039 0.6034 0.6032 0.6353 0.6712 0.6624 N/A
N/A  Zimbabwe Africa 0.6461 0.6464 0.6485 0.6518 0.6574 0.6607 N/A
N/A  Tunisia Africa

 

Paula:

I researched this information because in my last blog – Saudi Arabian Women, the Gender Gap for this country was ranked 130th out of 134.  My inquiring mind asked, “Well, which country is No.1 and which country is No.134.  Has Saudi Arabia changed its ranks since 2009 ?  Well, look at the chart in 2013; there are 135 countries involved and Saudi Arabia was 131st.

Second point, I wondered if there was a correlation between advanced countries in their gender gap standings, and countries with the death penalty or jail terms for homosexuals.  Well,  you be the judge!  I’m not doing all the work for you!! LOL

 

 

 

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