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 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.