Economic inequality dominates gender gap - 3 Nov. 2009

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released last week its 2009 Global Gender Gap Report. showing that inequality between genders has diminished for health and education, but is still huge for economic inequality and present but less for political empowerment. 

WEP's Saadia Zahidi explains the results on YouTube and tells that - not surprisingly - the Scandinavian countries score best, although the first position of Iceland - hard hit by the financial crisis - is still surprising. 

The WEF report gives only a very rough indication of the gender gap. To compare salaries of men and women you can also turn to theWageIndicator Project with more detailed information per occupation. The WageIndicator is now¨represented in 46 countries.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009 The Global Gender Gap Report 2009

 
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