According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for 2013, the United States ranks twenty-third in gender equality out of one hundred thirty six countries ranked in that category. The United States is sandwiched in between Burundi and Australia. The report measures “the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities.”
The top ten countries for gender equality are:
- New Zealand
According to the OECD, the U.S. federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is enough to make the United States rank eleventh out of the twenty-four member nations of the OECD ranked in that category. Australia ranks first, with a minimum wage equivalent to $15.75 USD.
According to Ipsos, 28% of Americans report being “very happy.” That is enough to make the United States tied for sixth with Australia in that category out of twenty-four countries. Indonesia ranks first, with 51% of Indonesians reporting being “very happy.”