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[afro-nets] The Global Gender Gap Report 2007

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2007

Published by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with faculty at Harvard 
University and University of California, Berkeley

Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard University
Laura D. Tyson, University of California, Berkeley
Saadia Zahidi, World Economic Forum

Available online as PDF file [173p.] at:

"……Sweden (1), Norway (2), Finland (3) and Iceland (4) once again top the 
rankings in the latest Global Gender Gap Report. All countries in the top 20 
made progress relative to their scores last year – some more so than others. 
Latvia (13) and Lithuania (14) made the biggest advances among the top 20, 
gaining six and seven places respectively, driven by smaller gender gaps in 
labour force participation and wages. The Report covers a total of 128 
countries, representing over 90% of the world's population…."

The Global Gender Gap Report 2007 is based on the innovative new methodology 
introduced last year and includes detailed profiles that provide insight into 
the economic, legal and social aspects of the gender gap in each country. The 
Report measures the size of the gender gap in four critical areas of inequality 
between men and women: 1) Economic participation and opportunity – outcomes on 
salaries, participation levels and access to high-skilled employment 2) 
Educational attainment – outcomes on access to basic and higher level education 
3) Political empowerment – outcomes on representation in decision-making 
structures 4) Health and survival – outcomes on life expectancy and sex ratio

The rankings (PDF <> I 
Excel <>); 
Country profiles <>;
and the press 

Ruggiero, Mrs. Ana Lucia (WDC)

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