Glass-ceiling index

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 10:57

As a working woman, you better be working in New Zealand or the Nordic countries. This is the conclusion of a study done by The Economist about the subject of where women have the best chance of equal treatment.

The study was done in 26 countries based on five criteria taken from OECD data: the number of men and women respectively with tertiary education, female labour-force participation, the male-female wage gap, the proportion of women in senior jobs and net child-care costs relative to the average wage.

In addition to the final index that this study generated, a few other facts were discovered:

  • Sweden has the highest rate of female workers (78%)
  • Spain has the smallest wage gap (6%)
  • Finland has the highest level of education

For more detailed information please read: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/03/daily-chart-3