The Sad Story of the Global Gender Gap

header hatApparently, we won’t see the workplace gender gap close in our lifetimes.  The World Economic Forum has just released the 2016 Global Gender Gap Report. More than a decade of data reveals that progress is slow and the gaps won’t close any time soon.

The report quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2016 Report covers 144 countries.

The US ranks 45/144 and has a parity score of .722/1.

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See the full report.