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Global gender gap report 2010

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Hausmann, Ricardo; Tyson, Laura D. & Zahidi, Saadia
Publication Date: 
11 Oct 2010


Nordic countries Iceland (1), Norway (2), Finland (3) and Sweden (4) continue to demonstrate the greatest equality between men and women according to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2010.

According to the report's index, the level of gender equality in France (46) has sunk as the number of women in ministerial positions has fallen over the past 12 months. The United States (19) closed its gender gap, rising 12 places to enter the top 20 for the first time in the report's five-year history. The climb reflects the higher number of women in leading roles in the current administration and improvements in the wage gap. [Canada is 20th.]