U.S. Drops in Rankings of World Gender Equality

The World Economic Forum recently released its Global Gender Gap Report which ranks the world’s nations on gender equality. The United States ranked 22nd, behind nations such as Nicaragua, Lesotho, Latvia, and Cuba. In last year’s report, the United States was in 17th position.

Iceland, Finland, and Norway were rated as having the highest level of gender equality. Yemen, Pakistan, and Chad held the three lowest ranks.

The United States was tied with 20 nations for the highest ranking in educational attainment because women earn more higher education degrees than men. But the U.S. ranked low in health equality and was in 55th place in terms of political equality.

The full report can be downloaded here.

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