Nov 2, 2017

The world's gender income gap gets wider

Fans advocate for equal pay at a U.S. women's national soccer team match in 2016. Photo: Jessica Hill / AP

The World Economic Forum's "Global Gender Gap Report 2017" finds "declining gender equality in the workplace and political representation": "[T]he parity gap [widened] for the first time since ... 2006."

  • "The U.S. falls four places to 49 ... (out of 144 countries). In 2006, it ranked 23."
  • "The U.S.'s greatest weakness is in [the] Political Empowerment pillar, where it falls from 77 in 2016 to 96 on the generally low number of women in [top government] positions ... lowest level since 2007."
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