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The U.S. ranks 23rd in gender equality

12 March 2014 1 comment

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:

  1. Iceland
  2. Finland
  3. Norway
  4. Sweden
  5. Philippines
  6. Ireland
  7. New Zealand
  8. Denmark
  9. Switzerland
  10. Nicaragua

The U.S. ranks 96th in adolescent fertility

20 April 2013 Leave a comment

According to the United Nations Development Programme, in 2010 there were 41.2 babies born to women aged 15 to 19 for every 1000 women aged 15 to 19 in the United States. This makes the United States rank ninety-sixth out of one hundred ninety-four countries ranked in that category. Niger ranks first, with an adolescent fertility rate of 207.1.

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The U.S. ranks 59th in women and girls

21 October 2011 2 comments

According to the World Bank, in 2010 the female population in the United States accounted for 50.7% of the total population, which made the United States tied for fifty-ninth in that category with Eritrea, Central African Republic, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Benin, Mexico, Belize, and the Kyrgyz Republic. Latvia and Ukraine ranked first, with females accounting for 54.0% of their total populations.

The U.S. ranks 6th in lowest mean age of women at the time of thier first child’s birth

31 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, the United States mean age of women who are having their first child is 25.00 years old. That’s enough for the U.S. to rank sixth in that category. Mexico ranks first with a mean age of 21.30 years old.

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Mark Rice note: The U.S. does not rank 6th in the world; it ranks 6th among the OECD nations.

The U.S. ranks 23rd in Women’s Index

21 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to Save the Children’s publication, State of the World’s Mothers 2010, the United States ranks twenty-third out of forty-three “more developed countries” in the “Women’s Index” ranking. The top ten countries are:

  1. Australia
  2. Norway
  3. New Zealand
  4. Denmark
  5. Iceland
  6. Finland
  7. Sweden
  8. Ireland
  9. Netherlands
  10. United Kingdom

The U.S. ranks 28th in Mothers’ Index

19 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to Save the Children’s publication, State of the World’s Mothers 2010, the United States ranks twentieth eighth out of forty-three “more developed countries” in its “Mothers’ Index” ranking. The top ten countries are:

  1. Norway
  2. Australia
  3. Iceland
  4. Sweden
  5. Denmark
  6. New Zealand
  7. Finland
  8. Netherlands
  9. Belgium
  10. Germany (tie with Belgium)

The U.S. ranks 56th in women’s pay

8 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to Save the Children, in 2010 women in the United States earned, on average, 62% of what men earned, a ratio that makes the United States tied for fifty-sixth (with Switzerland) in that category. Mozambique ranks first, with women earning 90% of what men earned.