This page compares gender equality by country, and focuses on promotion of women in positions of power and equality between the sexes in the labor force, higher education, and wages.
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|Gender Equality Data & Statistics||Global Gender Gap|
|% of Women in Parliament||% of Women Legislators, Senior Officials, Managers||Labor Force Participation (F:M ratio)||Wage Equality (F:M ratio)||PhD graduates (F:M ratio)||2018 Rank||2018 Overall Score|
November 7, 2018.
New York Times. About one in five members of the 116th U.S. Congress are women, with 117 women taking office, a record for the country.
Susheela Singh, Lisa Remez, Gilda Sedgh, Lorraine Kwokand, Tsuyoshi Onda
“As of 2010 – 2014, an estimated 36 abortions occur each year per 1,000 women aged 15 – 44 in developing regions, compared with 27 in developed regions.”
In general, the abortion rate has been declining since 1994 although it has remained relatively unchanged in most developing regions. The steepest decline in abortion rates has been seen in Eastern Europe. As of 2017, 42 percent of women of reproductive age live in countries where abortion is highly restricted.
December 18, 2018.
A report on the Global Gender Gap Index by the World Economic Forum found that despite marginal improvement from the previous year, there is still a 32 percent average gender gap. The gap is largest in the sphere of political empowerment, at 77.1 percent.
“A shocking number of U.S. women still die of childbirth. California is doing something about that.”
November 4, 2018.
Washington Post. The U.S. is one of few countries in the world with an increasing maternal mortality rate. Despite this, the state of California is following a decreasing trend like other Western countries. The reversal of the trend in California are due in part to efforts to focus on labor and delivery issues, better training of medical staff, and utilizing data collection to identify deficiencies.