CANADA STILL 16TH IN GLOBAL GENDER GAP RANKING: WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Dec 18, 2018

By Jane Brown

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The annual gender gap ranking by the World Economic Forum is out, and for the second year, Canada has ranked 16th.

The international organization’s list measures economic, educational, health and political disparities experienced between men and women in more than 100 countries around the world.

Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland took the top spots, while Canada ranked above Latvia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Switzerland and dozens of other countries.

The global gender gap closed slightly this year, after widening for the first time in a decade last year.

The organization’s researchers calculate that it will take 108 years to close the gender gap across politics, work, health and education, but 202 years to close the workplace gender gap.

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