Norway is the world’s second most gender equality country

Norway ranks at the second place on a new global ranking of gender equality. Icelanders ranks on top, they are more like-minded than us.

The equality barometer, first mentioned by VG, is done by the World Economic Forum and addresses the gender equality situation in 149 countries. Statistics are published on the basis of a total score for a particular country in the range between 0 to 1. Economic participation and opportunities, education, health and survival, as well as political participation department are considered in ranking factor.

Iceland and Norway have always ranked on the top two positions for several years. It was only in 2016 Norway missed the place when Finland passed Norway. Finland now ranks on 4th of the list, Sweden on third.

The other countries in the top ten list are Nicaragua, Rwanda, New Zealand, Philippines, Ireland and Namibia. The seven first listed countries are the only ones that achieve a score of more than 0.8, indicating that the countries are more than 80 percent equal. If a country had achieved perfect equality, the score would be 1.

Norway’s score is 0.835, which means that we are 83.5 per cent equal. Within education, both Norway and Iceland achieve 0.999 points.

Health is the area where there is the least difference between the countries of the world, which means that Norway with a score of 0.972 is in a 95th place. Within politics we are in third place with a score of 0.563.

(© NTB)

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