TABLE: Norway tops gender gap index, Yemen ranked worst
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
COUNTRY 2008 RANKING 2008 SCORE 2007 RANKING
Norway 1 0.8239 2 Continued...