10 Best and Worst Countries for Women According to Global Gender Gap Report 2013
The World Economic Forum recently released its 2013 Gender Gap Report. The smaller the gender gap, the better off the economy, according to the report. Unfortunately, in the entire world, no country has closed the gender gap. But Nordic countries, with the exception of Denmark (c’mon Danes, get your act together), have served as standard-setters, closing more than 80 percent of their gender gaps. The report culls together information about income, maternal mortality, education, political involvement, and Internet access to come up with its rankings for 136 countries. The United States does not even rank in the top 10 — it’s way down at number 23, a notch lower than its 2012 ranking. Click on to find out the 10 best and worst countries for women.