Summary of The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

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Even as global economic growth picks up steam, women continue to occupy a distant back seat when it comes to occupational participation and political clout. While gender parity would broaden the labor pool and provide an economic shot in the arm for many countries, progress in closing the gender gap has sputtered, according to the 2017 edition of the World Economic Forum’s insightful report. But nations achieving improvements outnumber those that have regressed – offering cause for optimism. getAbstract recommends this study’s eye-opening findings to policy experts and business leaders. 

In this summary, you will learn

  • What global trends in gender equality are in evidence in 2017;
  • Which countries and regions rank high on gender parity, and which ones lag; and
  • How much gender equality could add to the world economy.

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The World Economic Forum is an independent global organization dedicated to improving the world. 



The World Economic Forum’s annual study of the global gender gap uses a proprietary index that scores, tracks changes, and ranks countries and regions on gender equality. The 2017 report focuses on education, health, political power and economic inclusion. 

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