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Iceland Tops Global Gender Gap Index Again

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Iceland Tops Global Gender Gap Index Again

In Reykjavík. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

In the World Economic Forum’s recently-released Global Gender Gap Report 2014, Iceland tops the ranking of the world’s nations with the smallest gender gap for the sixth year in a row. Nordic nations take up the first five seats of the index.

Iceland was given a score of 0.8594, where 1 (equality) is the highest possible score and 0 (inequality) the lowest. Finland ranks second, Norway third, Sweden fourth and Denmark fifth. At the other end of the scale, Yemen bottoms out in 142nd place.

With the Global Gender Gap Index, the World Economic Forum seeks to measure one important aspect of gender equality: the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics, as stated in the report.

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