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High income OECD countries 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 Norway 0.837 2002
2 Iceland 0.833 2002
3 Sweden 0.824 2002
4 Denmark 0.821 2002
5 Finland 0.803 2002
6 Netherlands 0.781 2002
7 Canada 0.777 2002
=8 New Zealand 0.765 2002
=8 Germany 0.765 2002
10 Australia 0.759 2002
11 United States 0.757 2002
12 Austria 0.745 2002
13 Switzerland 0.718 2002
14 Belgium 0.706 2002
15 Spain 0.702 2002
16 United Kingdom 0.684 2002
17 Ireland 0.675 2002
18 Portugal 0.638 2002
19 Israel 0.596 2002
20 Poland 0.59 2002
21 Slovenia 0.585 2002
22 Estonia 0.568 2002
23 Czech Republic 0.56 2002
24 Slovakia 0.545 2002
25 Italy 0.539 2002
26 Japan 0.527 2002
27 Greece 0.512 2002
28 Chile 0.474 2002
29 South Korea 0.378 2002

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High income OECD countries 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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