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Efforts To Achieve Universal Gender Parity Making Progress, But Gaps Remain In Political, Economic Participation, WEF Study Shows

Washington Post: It will take 170 years for women to be equal to men — unless some things change, study says
“It’s getting harder to be a woman. That’s the conclusion of a new study on the Global Gender Gap from the World Economic Forum. The annual review looks at 142 countries, and evaluates women’s standing in the world based on four indexes: educational attainment, health, political empowerment, and economic participation. The good news: worldwide, men and women are going to school at about the same rate. And women’s health outcomes are about as good as the health outcomes of men. But women are not nearly as well represented in government, and the gap in economic participation is only widening. In 74 countries, things have gotten worse since last year…” (Erickson, 1/31).

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