TABLE: Norway tops gender gap index, Yemen ranked worst

Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:46am EST
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GENEVA (Reuters) - Nordic countries dominated the World Economic Forum's latest gender gap ranking, released on Wednesday. The index assesses inequalities between men and women in four areas:

* ECONOMICS - Relative salaries, labor force participation rates, access to high-skilled and senior employment

* EDUCATION - Relative literacy rates, enrolment in primary, secondary and tertiary schools

* POLITICS - Relative female representation in parliament, in ministerial posts, as heads of state

* HEALTH - Relative life expectancies, sex ratios at birth

The overall scores lie on a scale of 0 to 1, where 1 is perfect equality and 0 is complete inequality.

The full report is available here


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