The U.S. ranks 22nd in gender equality

According to the World Economic Forum, the United States has a gender equality score of 0.7373 (out of a possible 1.0000), which makes the United States rank twenty-second out of one hundred thirty five countries ranked in that category. Iceland ranks first, with a gender equality score of 0.8640.

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  1. 30 March 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks for this blog, I’ve been enjoying following it!

    I am a US citizen who lives in Nicaragua, and I’m shocked to see that country ranked 9th along with nearly entirely European countries in Gender Equality. What exactly is this ranking based on? Recently Nicaragua passed a law requiring each party to appoint 50% female candidates in elections, could that alone have impacted these results?

    I’d be interested in your response to this,

    Thanks!

  2. Mark
    30 March 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks for the note. If you click on the link (where it says “ranks twenty-second”) you will be taken to the source of the ranking. You may be able to get the information you’re looking for there.

  1. 7 March 2014 at 1:34 am

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