Friday, February 28, 2020

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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.

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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