EU sources -Nordics top the World Economic Forum 2012 Global Gender Gap report -October 25, 2012

Northern European countries are doing well in the recently published Global Gender Gap Report 2012 by the World Economic Forum. The top five is made up exclusively by Nordic countries: Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. But even these countries have not fully closed economic and participation gaps—in particular, the gaps in senior positions, wages and leadership levels still persist. The Global Gender Gap Report is published annually and links gender equality to economic competiveness. In the report, overviews are compiled on economic, political, education and health-based gender gaps in 111 countries.  The report’s overall conclusion is one of very slow progress in closing the gender gap in all world regions.



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