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People > Gender > Global Gender Gap Index: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The Gender Gap Index considers gender inequality in the dimensions of economic participation (equality of salaries, labor market participation and access to high-skilled employment); access to education; political participation; and health (life expectancy and sex ratio). The highest score of 1 means total equality, 0 means complete inequality. The Index is calculated by the World Economic Forum.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Iceland 0.873 2013
2 Finland 0.842 2013
3 Norway 0.842 2013
4 Sweden 0.813 2013
5 Philippines 0.783 2013
6 Ireland 0.782 2013
7 New Zealand 0.78 2013
8 Denmark 0.778 2013
9 Switzerland 0.774 2013
10 Nicaragua 0.771 2013
11 Belgium 0.768 2013
12 Latvia 0.761 2013
13 Netherlands 0.761 2013
14 Germany 0.758 2013
15 Cuba 0.754 2013
16 Lesotho 0.753 2013
17 South Africa 0.751 2013
18 United Kingdom 0.744 2013
19 Austria 0.744 2013
20 Canada 0.743 2013
21 Luxembourg 0.741 2013
22 Burundi 0.74 2013
23 United States 0.739 2013
24 Australia 0.739 2013
25 Ecuador 0.739 2013
26 Mozambique 0.735 2013
27 Bolivia 0.734 2013
28 Lithuania 0.731 2013
29 Barbados 0.73 2013
30 Spain 0.727 2013
31 Costa Rica 0.724 2013
32 Kazakhstan 0.722 2013
33 Mongolia 0.72 2013
34 Argentina 0.72 2013
35 Colombia 0.717 2013
36 Trinidad and Tobago 0.717 2013
37 Panama 0.716 2013
38 Slovenia 0.716 2013
39 Malawi 0.714 2013
40 The Bahamas 0.713 2013
41 Cape Verde 0.712 2013
42 Serbia 0.712 2013
43 Bulgaria 0.71 2013
44 Namibia 0.709 2013
45 France 0.709 2013
46 Uganda 0.709 2013
=47 Jamaica 0.709 2013
=47 Guyana 0.709 2013
49 Croatia 0.707 2013
50 Venezuela 0.706 2013
51 Portugal 0.706 2013
52 Moldova 0.704 2013
53 Israel 0.703 2013
54 Poland 0.703 2013
55 Sri Lanka 0.702 2013
56 Madagascar 0.702 2013
57 Republic of Macedonia 0.701 2013
58 Singapore 0.7 2013
59 Estonia 0.7 2013
60 Laos 0.699 2013
61 Russia 0.698 2013
62 Brazil 0.695 2013
63 Kyrgyzstan 0.695 2013
64 Ukraine 0.694 2013
=65 Tanzania 0.693 2013
=65 Thailand 0.693 2013
67 Senegal 0.692 2013
68 Mexico 0.692 2013
=69 China 0.691 2013
=69 Romania 0.691 2013
71 Italy 0.689 2013
72 Dominican Republic 0.687 2013
73 Vietnam 0.686 2013
74 Slovakia 0.686 2013
75 East Timor 0.685 2012
76 Bangladesh 0.685 2013
77 Ghana 0.681 2013
=78 Kenya 0.68 2013
=78 Uruguay 0.68 2013
80 Cyprus 0.68 2013
81 Peru 0.679 2013
82 Greece 0.678 2013
83 Honduras 0.677 2013
84 Czech Republic 0.677 2013
85 Malta 0.676 2013
86 Botswana 0.675 2013
87 Georgia 0.675 2013
88 Hungary 0.674 2013
89 Brunei 0.673 2013
90 Paraguay 0.672 2013
91 Tajikistan 0.668 2013
92 Chile 0.667 2013
93 Angola 0.666 2013
94 Bhutan 0.665 2013
95 Armenia 0.663 2013
96 The Gambia 0.663 2012
97 Indonesia 0.661 2013
98 El Salvador 0.661 2013
99 Zimbabwe 0.661 2011
100 Maldives 0.66 2013
101 Mauritius 0.66 2013
102 Azerbaijan 0.658 2013
103 Cameroon 0.656 2013
104 India 0.655 2013
105 Malaysia 0.652 2013
106 Burkina Faso 0.651 2013
107 Cambodia 0.651 2013
108 Japan 0.65 2013
109 Nigeria 0.647 2013
110 Belize 0.645 2013
111 Albania 0.641 2013
112 United Arab Emirates 0.637 2013
113 Suriname 0.637 2013
114 South Korea 0.635 2013
115 Bahrain 0.633 2013
116 Zambia 0.631 2013
117 Guatemala 0.63 2013
118 Qatar 0.63 2013
119 Kuwait 0.629 2013
120 Fiji 0.629 2013
121 Tunisia 0.625 2011
122 Ethiopia 0.62 2013
123 Jordan 0.609 2013
124 Turkey 0.608 2013
=125 Nepal 0.605 2013
=125 Oman 0.605 2013
127 Lebanon 0.603 2013
128 Algeria 0.597 2013
129 Egypt 0.594 2013
130 Benin 0.589 2013
131 Saudi Arabia 0.588 2013
132 Mali 0.587 2013
133 Morocco 0.585 2013
134 Iran 0.584 2013
135 Mauritania 0.581 2013
136 Syria 0.566 2013
137 Chad 0.559 2013
138 Pakistan 0.546 2013
139 Yemen 0.513 2013

Citation

"All countries compared for People > Gender > Global Gender Gap Index", http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GenderGap_Report_2012.pdf. World Economic Forum, 2012. Table 3a, p. 8 ff. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Gender/Global-Gender-Gap-Index

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