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Countries With The Best And Worst Environments For Working Women: 2018 Report

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:

  1. Sweden
  2. Norway
  3. Iceland
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Denmark
  7. Poland
  8. Belgium
  9. Hungary
  10. Canada
  11. Portugal
  12. New Zealand
  13. Slovakia
  14. Israel
  15. Spain
  16. Australia
  17. Italy
  18. Austria
  19. United States
  20. Germany
  21. Ireland
  22. Czech Republic
  23. Greece
  24. Netherlands
  25. United Kingdom
  26. Switzerland
  27. Turkey
  28. Japan
  29. 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.

Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is chief executive and editorial director of The CEOWORLD magazine, overseeing the organization’s news and features departments.

Under Dr. Amarendra's leadership, The CEOWORLD magazine has become the world's most iconic news organization, whose rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling connect with millions of business leaders every day.

Dr. Amarendra holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School in France; a Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris; and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his Master's Degree In Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States. Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a macro-economist and visiting professor at Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

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