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. 

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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. 

The gender gap closure is 68% worldwide, meaning that women have nearly one-third less parity than men, on average, in these four areas. And the overall index is down by 0.3% from 2016. On a positive note, the 144 countries in the 2017 study have closed 96% of the gap between...

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