Womens Empowerment: Measuring the Global Gender Gap

The economic gap between men and women is the smallest in the Nordic countries, with Sweden at the top of the list, a new report has shown. Women in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Finland are most likely to get equal wages and job opportunities compared to men, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) study. However, none of the countries listed in the study has closed the gender cap completely. The EU scores well, as 10 of its members are in the top 15. The UK and Germany are in 8th and 9th place respectively, with France 13th. Latvia (11th), Lithuania (12th) and Estonia (15th) have the best results amongst the new member states.

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