Global Gender Gap Index 2017

  • India ranked 108/144 countries
  • Index was released as part of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2017.
  • Iceland is ranked 1.
  • The index measures gender gap as progress towards parity between men and women in four indicators
    • Educational attainment,
    • Health and survival,
    • Economic opportunity and
    • Political empowerment.
  • Countries are ranked based scores on scale ranging from 0 (lowest i.e. imparity) to 1 (highest i.e. parity).
  • It is released every year by WEF since 2006.

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