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People > Gender development: Countries Compared

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

For women, Australia may be one of the most progressive countries in the world, in terms of educational options and earning potential.

Australia is fourth in gender income ratio, with a rate of 0.69 percent, has one of the lowest differentials of male to female earnings (14 percent), and the second–highest expected duration of education for women (20.1 years).

In addition, Australia boasts practically universal female literacy, one of the longest school life expectancies for women, and the tenth-highest percentage of university degrees awarded to women, including the 12th-highest percentage of advanced research-degrees awarded to women.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 NorwayNorway 0.941 2002
2 CanadaCanada 0.938 2002
3 AustraliaAustralia 0.938 2002
4 United StatesUnited States 0.937 2002
5 SwedenSweden 0.936 2002
6 IcelandIceland 0.934 2002
7 BelgiumBelgium 0.933 2002
8 NetherlandsNetherlands 0.93 2002
9 FinlandFinland 0.928 2002
10 JapanJapan 0.927 2002
11 FranceFrance 0.926 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 0.926 2002
12 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 0.925 2002
13 DenmarkDenmark 0.924 2002
14 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 0.923 2002
15 AustriaAustria 0.921 2002
16 GermanyGermany 0.92 2002
17 IrelandIreland 0.917 2002
18 LuxembourgLuxembourg 0.914 2002
19 New ZealandNew Zealand 0.914 2002
20 ItalyItaly 0.907 2002
21 SpainSpain 0.906 2002
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 0.906 2002
Eurozone averageEurozone average 0.894 2002
22 IsraelIsrael 0.891 2002
23 SingaporeSingapore 0.88 2002
24 GreeceGreece 0.879 2002
25 CyprusCyprus 0.879 2002
26 SloveniaSlovenia 0.877 2002
European Union averageEuropean Union average 0.876 2002
27 PortugalPortugal 0.876 2002
28 South KoreaSouth Korea 0.875 2002
NATO countries averageNATO average 0.865 2002
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 0.864 2002
29 MaltaMalta 0.86 2002
30 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 0.846 2002
31 ArgentinaArgentina 0.836 2002
32 SlovakiaSlovakia 0.833 2002
33 HungaryHungary 0.833 2002
34 PolandPoland 0.831 2002
35 UruguayUruguay 0.828 2002
36 The BahamasThe Bahamas 0.825 2002
37 ChileChile 0.824 2002
38 BahrainBahrain 0.822 2002
39 Costa RicaCosta Rica 0.814 2002
40 LithuaniaLithuania 0.806 2002
41 CroatiaCroatia 0.806 2002
42 KuwaitKuwait 0.804 2002
43 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 0.798 2002
44 United Arab EmiratesUAE 0.798 2002
45 LatviaLatvia 0.798 2002
46 QatarQatar 0.794 2002
47 MexicoMexico 0.789 2002
48 BelarusBelarus 0.786 2002
49 PanamaPanama 0.784 2002
50 RussiaRussia 0.78 2002
51 BulgariaBulgaria 0.778 2002
52 MalaysiaMalaysia 0.776 2002
53 RomaniaRomania 0.773 2002
54 ColombiaColombia 0.767 2002
55 BelizeBelize 0.764 2002
56 VenezuelaVenezuela 0.764 2002
57 MauritiusMauritius 0.762 2002
58 ThailandThailand 0.76 2002
59 LibyaLibya 0.753 2002
60 PhilippinesPhilippines 0.751 2002
61 ArmeniaArmenia 0.751 2002
62 BrazilBrazil 0.751 2002
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 0.748 2002
63 FijiFiji 0.746 2002
64 UkraineUkraine 0.744 2002
65 LebanonLebanon 0.739 2002
66 MaldivesMaldives 0.739 2002
67 JamaicaJamaica 0.739 2002
68 Sri LankaSri Lanka 0.737 2002
69 TurkeyTurkey 0.734 2002
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 0.733 2002
70 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 0.731 2002
71 AlbaniaAlbania 0.729 2002
72 PeruPeru 0.729 2002
73 ParaguayParaguay 0.727 2002
74 UzbekistanUzbekistan 0.725 2002
75 ChinaChina 0.724 2002
76 OmanOman 0.722 2002
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 0.719 2002
77 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 0.718 2002
78 EcuadorEcuador 0.718 2002
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 0.715 2002
79 TunisiaTunisia 0.709 2002
80 Cape VerdeCape Verde 0.704 2002
81 IranIran 0.703 2002
82 JordanJordan 0.701 2002
83 GuyanaGuyana 0.698 2002
84 El SalvadorEl Salvador 0.696 2002
85 South AfricaSouth Africa 0.689 2002
86 VietnamVietnam 0.687 2002
87 AlgeriaAlgeria 0.679 2002
88 IndonesiaIndonesia 0.678 2002
89 SyriaSyria 0.669 2002
90 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 0.669 2002
91 TajikistanTajikistan 0.664 2002
92 MongoliaMongolia 0.653 2002
93 BoliviaBolivia 0.645 2002
94 NicaraguaNicaragua 0.629 2002
95 EgyptEgypt 0.628 2002
96 HondurasHonduras 0.628 2002
97 GuatemalaGuatemala 0.617 2002
98 NamibiaNamibia 0.604 2002
99 MoroccoMorocco 0.585 2002
100 SwazilandSwaziland 0.567 2002
101 BotswanaBotswana 0.566 2002
102 IndiaIndia 0.56 2002
103 BurmaBurma 0.548 2002
104 ZimbabweZimbabwe 0.545 2002
105 GhanaGhana 0.544 2002
106 CambodiaCambodia 0.537 2002
107 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 0.53 2002
108 LesothoLesotho 0.521 2002
109 KenyaKenya 0.511 2002
110 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 0.506 2002
111 ComorosComoros 0.505 2002
112 CameroonCameroon 0.5 2002
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 0.483 2002
113 SudanSudan 0.478 2002
114 TogoTogo 0.475 2002
115 LaosLaos 0.472 2002
116 NepalNepal 0.47 2002
117 BangladeshBangladesh 0.468 2002
118 PakistanPakistan 0.468 2002
119 HaitiHaiti 0.467 2002
120 MadagascarMadagascar 0.463 2002
121 NigeriaNigeria 0.449 2002
122 UgandaUganda 0.437 2002
123 MauritaniaMauritania 0.429 2002
124 YemenYemen 0.426 2002
125 ZambiaZambia 0.424 2002
126 SenegalSenegal 0.421 2002
127 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 0.411 2002
128 EritreaEritrea 0.41 2002
129 BeninBenin 0.404 2002
130 RwandaRwanda 0.398 2002
131 The GambiaThe Gambia 0.397 2002
132 MalawiMalawi 0.389 2002
133 MaliMali 0.378 2002
134 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 0.364 2002
135 ChadChad 0.353 2002
136 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 0.325 2002
137 EthiopiaEthiopia 0.313 2002
138 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 0.312 2002
139 MozambiqueMozambique 0.307 2002
140 BurundiBurundi 0.306 2002
141 NigerNiger 0.263 2002

Citation

"All countries compared for People > Gender development", Human Development Reports, United Nations 2002. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Gender-development

People > Gender development: Countries Compared Map

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For women, Australia may be one of the most progressive countries in the world, in terms of educational options and earning potential.

Australia is fourth in gender income ratio, with a rate of 0.69 percent, has one of the lowest differentials of male to female earnings (14 percent), and the second–highest expected duration of education for women (20.1 years).

In addition, Australia boasts practically universal female literacy, one of the longest school life expectancies for women, and the tenth-highest percentage of university degrees awarded to women, including the 12th-highest percentage of advanced research-degrees awarded to women.

Posted on 27 Mar 2005

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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That's absurd to say that women or men are superior, sure men are generally stronger, and better at certain cognitive exercises, however women are generally better at other cognitive exercises and socialization. Saying one is superior is simply a case of chauvinism, be it from a male or a female. It's like saying a hammer is better than a saw or vice versa, it depends entirely on your criteria.

Posted on 24 Aug 2010

Brad

Brad

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Jason, Kathy is right on target in everything she said. I did not believe it until my husband gave me a book called "The Natural Superiority of Women" and even then, my husband told me that the author understated how many ways women are superior to males and that woman are even more superior than the book stated and my husband is not a wimp.

The more women are in control the more we will see that the above is true and that women can do everything males can do and we can do it better. Women have been use to cleaning up after you males and we will clean up the mess males have made in society when we are given the chance with Gender development

Posted on 22 Aug 2010

Amy+Becker

Amy+Becker

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Kathy, you're a fool. Men are vastly superior physically, and slightly superior mentally (excluding many feminized western men), as is clearly visible in most mammals. No need to deny reality. Good try though. Now get back to in vitro fertilizing yourself...

Posted on 29 Jul 2010

Jason

Jason

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If we went just by the name, it should mean how much each gender has developed by our male oriented society would not want anyone to know that women have developed far more than males have in almost every category. We would not want anyone to know that women are far superior to her male counterparts would we although I do believe almost every woman knows it and in reality, most males know it too but will not admit that women are superior to the males.

Posted on 22 Apr 2010

Kathy

Kathy

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