Thursday, March 8, 2012

Economist: Sweden number one for females

Economic opportunity for women :Where to be female
Mar 8th 2012, 14:58 by The Economist online

Where women have the most and least economic opportunities
MARKING International Women's Day on March 8th, the Economist Intelligence Unit,The Economist's sister company, has published its second Women's Economic Opportunity Index , assessing the environment for female employees and entrepreneurs across 128 countries. Nearly half the world’s women of working-age are not currently active in the formal labour market. As governments seek to revive ailing economies, welcoming these 1.5 billion women into formal employment will become ever more important. The EIU’s index brings together 29 indicators measuring access to finance, education and training, legal and social status, and the general business environment. The chart below shows how a selection of countries have scored this year and where conditions have improved or declined.

1 comment:

  1. Is the sex ratio has also given or accounted for to reach this statistics.
    Also there is another point of discussion taking round in India is that HOW to evaluate the economical contribution of housewives and other females whose contiribution in earning the livelihodd is never accounted for. I mean in any statistical form. No formula is devised so far to estimate or evaluate the physical, manual inputs of these women. In certain societies men dont work for the large part of day, but women folks are continoulsy engaged in manual works of daily life.
    they are required to be recognised on this women day. instead of high profile CEOs etc.