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European Union Compared by People > Gender empowerment

DEFINITION: Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM). The GEM measures the participation of women and men in political decision-making. This index also has four indicators: female members of the Legislature, female participation in selected positions in public and private sector, female participation in academic and technical work, and estimated income. Both indexes are based on data collected by the UN and are processed to enable comparison.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Sweden 0.824 2002
2 Denmark 0.821 2002
3 Finland 0.803 2002
4 Netherlands 0.781 2002
5 Germany 0.765 2002
6 Austria 0.745 2002
7 Belgium 0.706 2002
8 Spain 0.702 2002
9 United Kingdom 0.684 2002
10 Ireland 0.675 2002
11 Portugal 0.638 2002
12 Poland 0.59 2002
13 Slovenia 0.585 2002
14 Estonia 0.568 2002
15 Czech Republic 0.56 2002
16 Slovakia 0.545 2002
=17 Latvia 0.539 2002
=17 Italy 0.539 2002
19 Croatia 0.527 2002
20 Cyprus 0.525 2002
21 Greece 0.512 2002
22 Hungary 0.5 2002
23 Lithuania 0.483 2002
24 Romania 0.45 2002

Citation

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

European Union Compared by People > Gender empowerment

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Interesting observations about People > Gender empowerment

  • Norway ranked first for gender empowerment amongst High income OECD countries in 2002.
  • Sweden ranked first for gender empowerment amongst European Union in 2002.
  • Japan ranked last for gender empowerment amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2002.
  • Finland ranked first for gender empowerment amongst Eurozone in 2002.
  • Poland ranked first for gender empowerment amongst Emerging markets in 2002.
  • Costa Rica ranked first for gender empowerment amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2002.
  • Iceland ranked second for gender empowerment amongst NATO countries in 2002.
  • All of the top 3 countries by gender empowerment are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by gender empowerment are Sparsely populated.
  • Canada ranked first for gender empowerment amongst English speaking countries in 2002.
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