The world economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Gender Gap Report 2014, released at the end of October, has no huge surprises.
The countries of northern Europe, which tend to wind up at the top of studies measuring happiness, are also the best places to be a woman. Out of the 144 countries covered in the research, Iceland topped the list, followed by the Scandinavian quartet of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Economic powerhouse Germany comes in at 12, the US at 20, the UK at 26, and Japan at 104.
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(This story appears in the 28 November, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)
Bhutan, a worse place to be a women than India? Seriously? I am not sure what kind \"scientific\" data these people are basing these rankings of off but Bhutanese women practically run everything in Bhutan through indirect control of men. I don\'t know how much it can get for women there or anywhere else.on Nov 18, 2014
There are many rural women who process the food (paapad making and stuff) without registering a company or LLP. Are these considered in metrics of entrepreneurship?on Nov 17, 2014
Indian workplaces have much more women than places like US. Outside work, in general, women riding two-wheelers along are common scene. Hence it is very interesting data. Could someone publish the method, paramteres, data gathered etc. ?on Nov 17, 2014
India is a country where mass uneducated people reside who misbehave not only women but also men. India is a country where handful illiterate people can be politician and rule. India is a country where many a people have do not know common courtesy. People are blind followers of either RELIGION OR POLITICAL PARTIES. People of India (We)must awake soon.on Nov 17, 2014