It’s not a big surprise that Sweden is the best country to be a working woman, according to the 2018 edition of the Economist’s glass-ceiling index, which took over the top ranking from Iceland. The glass-ceiling index measures how well OECD countries perform when it comes to equality for working women.
Sweden comes out top as the best country for working women, followed by fellow Nordic nations Norway, Iceland, and Finland. The fifth spot was taken by France this year.
The United Kingdom fell from 22nd to 25th place, and the United States went up from 20th to 19th place.
The countries with the worst environments for working women were South Korea, Japan, and Turkey.
Countries With The Best And Worst Environments For Working Women: 2018 Report:
- New Zealand
- United States
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- South Korea
These are the countries with the best and worst environments for working women: 2018 Report
Each OECD country’s score is a weighted average of its performance across nine indicators: higher education gap; labour-force participation; wage gap; share of senior managers who are women; women on company boards; childcare costs; paid maternity leave; share of GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) candidates; and women in parliament.