Wednesday, October 28, 2009

U.S. Ranks #31 in Global Gender Gap Report

The annual Global Gender Gap Report is out. The report ranks the world's countries according to how well they do gender equality. The usual egalitarian countries are at the top of the list: Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

The U.S., which never does well in world-wide measures of gender equality, comes in at #31. The U.S. actually fell "three spots lower than it was last year."

The top 15 countries are: Iceland; Finland; Norway; Sweden; New Zealand; South Africa; Denmark; Ireland; Philippines; Lesotho; Netherlands; Germany; Switzerland; Latvia; United Kingdom.

There's more and an interactive map at Economix:

The World Economic Forum yesterday released its annual Global Gender Gap Report. This report tries to assess how well countries “are dividing their resources and opportunities among their male and female populations, regardless of the overall levels of these resources and opportunities.”

[Thanks Caroline!]