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India ranks poorly in gender gap index; Indonesia and Brazil do better

The gender gap is relatively small across countries when it comes to health

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Gender Gap  |  World Economic Forum  |  Gender Discrimination

Udit Misra 

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been bringing out the Global Gender Gap Index since 2006. The index provides a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities across four thematic dimensions or sub-divisions — economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.

Although, over the years, the number of countries mapped by the index has gone up from 115 to 149 this year, yet what makes this index quite useful for comparison is the fact that its methodology has stayed the same. A full gender parity ...

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First Published: Mon, December 24 2018. 00:03 IST
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