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People > Gender development: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, 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 Norway 0.941 2002
=2 Canada 0.938 2002
=2 Australia 0.938 2002
4 United States 0.937 2002
5 Sweden 0.936 2002
6 Iceland 0.934 2002
7 Belgium 0.933 2002
8 Netherlands 0.93 2002
9 Finland 0.928 2002
10 Japan 0.927 2002
11 France 0.926 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.926 2002
12 United Kingdom 0.925 2002
13 Denmark 0.924 2002
14 Switzerland 0.923 2002
15 Austria 0.921 2002
16 Germany 0.92 2002
17 Ireland 0.917 2002
=18 Luxembourg 0.914 2002
=18 New Zealand 0.914 2002
20 Italy 0.907 2002
21 Spain 0.906 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.906 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 0.894 2002
22 Israel 0.891 2002
23 Singapore 0.88 2002
=24 Greece 0.879 2002
=24 Cyprus 0.879 2002
26 Slovenia 0.877 2002
European Union average (profile) 0.876 2002
27 Portugal 0.876 2002
28 South Korea 0.875 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 0.865 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.864 2002
29 Malta 0.86 2002
30 Czech Republic 0.846 2002
31 Argentina 0.836 2002
=32 Slovakia 0.833 2002
=32 Hungary 0.833 2002
34 Poland 0.831 2002
35 Uruguay 0.828 2002
36 The Bahamas 0.825 2002
37 Chile 0.824 2002
38 Bahrain 0.822 2002
39 Costa Rica 0.814 2002
=40 Lithuania 0.806 2002
=40 Croatia 0.806 2002
42 Kuwait 0.804 2002
=43 Trinidad and Tobago 0.798 2002
=43 United Arab Emirates 0.798 2002
=43 Latvia 0.798 2002
46 Qatar 0.794 2002
47 Mexico 0.789 2002
48 Belarus 0.786 2002
49 Panama 0.784 2002
50 Russia 0.78 2002
51 Bulgaria 0.778 2002
52 Malaysia 0.776 2002
53 Romania 0.773 2002
54 Colombia 0.767 2002
=55 Belize 0.764 2002
=55 Venezuela 0.764 2002
57 Mauritius 0.762 2002
58 Thailand 0.76 2002
59 Libya 0.753 2002
=60 Philippines 0.751 2002
=60 Armenia 0.751 2002
=60 Brazil 0.751 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.748 2002
63 Fiji 0.746 2002
64 Ukraine 0.744 2002
=65 Lebanon 0.739 2002
=65 Maldives 0.739 2002
=65 Jamaica 0.739 2002
68 Sri Lanka 0.737 2002
69 Turkey 0.734 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.733 2002
70 Saudi Arabia 0.731 2002
=71 Albania 0.729 2002
=71 Peru 0.729 2002
73 Paraguay 0.727 2002
74 Uzbekistan 0.725 2002
75 China 0.724 2002
76 Oman 0.722 2002
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.719 2002
=77 Dominican Republic 0.718 2002
=77 Ecuador 0.718 2002
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.715 2002
79 Tunisia 0.709 2002
80 Cape Verde 0.704 2002
81 Iran 0.703 2002
82 Jordan 0.701 2002
83 Guyana 0.698 2002
84 El Salvador 0.696 2002
85 South Africa 0.689 2002
86 Vietnam 0.687 2002
87 Algeria 0.679 2002
88 Indonesia 0.678 2002
=89 Syria 0.669 2002
=89 Equatorial Guinea 0.669 2002
91 Tajikistan 0.664 2002
92 Mongolia 0.653 2002
93 Bolivia 0.645 2002
94 Nicaragua 0.629 2002
=95 Egypt 0.628 2002
=95 Honduras 0.628 2002
97 Guatemala 0.617 2002
98 Namibia 0.604 2002
99 Morocco 0.585 2002
100 Swaziland 0.567 2002
101 Botswana 0.566 2002
102 India 0.56 2002
103 Burma 0.548 2002
104 Zimbabwe 0.545 2002
105 Ghana 0.544 2002
106 Cambodia 0.537 2002
107 Papua New Guinea 0.53 2002
108 Lesotho 0.521 2002
109 Kenya 0.511 2002
110 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.506 2002
111 Comoros 0.505 2002
112 Cameroon 0.5 2002
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.483 2002
113 Sudan 0.478 2002
114 Togo 0.475 2002
115 Laos 0.472 2002
116 Nepal 0.47 2002
=117 Bangladesh 0.468 2002
=117 Pakistan 0.468 2002
119 Haiti 0.467 2002
120 Madagascar 0.463 2002
121 Nigeria 0.449 2002
122 Uganda 0.437 2002
123 Mauritania 0.429 2002
124 Yemen 0.426 2002
125 Zambia 0.424 2002
126 Senegal 0.421 2002
127 Cote d'Ivoire 0.411 2002
128 Eritrea 0.41 2002
129 Benin 0.404 2002
130 Rwanda 0.398 2002
131 The Gambia 0.397 2002
132 Malawi 0.389 2002
133 Mali 0.378 2002
134 Central African Republic 0.364 2002
135 Chad 0.353 2002
136 Guinea-Bissau 0.325 2002
137 Ethiopia 0.313 2002
138 Burkina Faso 0.312 2002
139 Mozambique 0.307 2002
140 Burundi 0.306 2002
141 Niger 0.263 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Gender development. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Human Development Reports, United Nations 2002. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Gender-development

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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, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, 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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