The Gender Gap: Structural Outplay of Sexist Ideology


Last week, the ninth Global Gender Gap Report was published by the World Economic Forum. The annual report was first published in 2006.

The report measures the size of gender inequality in four areas: economic participation and opportunity, education, political empowerment, and health and survival. The economic measure covers salaries, participation and leadership. The education measure covers access to basic and higher levels of education. The political empowerment measure captures representation in decision-making structures. Finally, the health and survival measure captures life expectancy and sex ratio. A score of 0 to 1 is given to represent the gap; 1 demonstrating complete equality, 0 demonstrating complete inequality.

I analysed the lowest ranking countries in five regions: Turkey, Pakistan, Suriname, Yemen and Chad.

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