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World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Index 2017

World Economic Forum’s (WEF) has released its Global Gender Gap Index in which India has slipped 21 places.

  • India is ranked 108 due to less participation of women in the economy and low wages.
  • According to the WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2017, India has closed 67% of its gender gap, less than many of its international peers
  • Iceland has topped the index and becomes world’s most gender-equal country for nine years.
  • The Global Gender Gap Report standardise 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment.
  • In addition, this year’s edition also analyses the dynamics of gender gaps across industry talent pools and occupations.


Global Gender Gap Index

Top 5
Bottom 5
Iceland
Iran, Islamic Rep.
Norway
Chad
Finland
Syria
Rwanda
Pakistan
Sweden
Yemen
India ranked 108

Health and Survival

Top 5
Bottom 5
Argentina
Pakistan:
Brazil
India (141)
Burundi
Azerbaijan:
Combdodia
Armenia
Croatia
China

Economic Participation and Opportunity

Top 5
Bottom 5
Burundi
Iran, Islamic
Barbados
Yemen
Bahamas
Saudi Arabia
Benin
Pakistan
Belarus
Syria
India ranked 139th.

Political Empowerment

Top 5
Bottom 5
Iceland
Brunei Darussalam
Nicaragua
Kuwait
Rwanda
Lebanon
Norway
Qatar
Finland
Yemen
India ranked 15

Education Attaiment

Top 5
Bottom 5
Australia
Mali
Bahamas
Yemen
Barbados
Benin
Belgium
Guinea
Botswana
Chad
India ranked 112
World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Index 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Index 2017 Reviewed by insiya yadav on November 05, 2017 Rating: 5

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