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  • 02 April, 2021

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Global Gender Gap Index 2021

Global Gender Gap Index 2021

  • This Index was released by the World Economic Forum since 2006.
  • The Gender Gap Index acts as a compass to track the progress on their towards gender parity of the countries in four areas,
    1. Political Empowerment,
    2. Economic Participation and Opportunity,
    3. Educational Attainment and
    4. Health and Survival.
  • It examines the drivers of gender gaps and outlines the policies and practices needed for a gender-inclusive recovery.
  • The index scores the countries from 0 (inequality) to 1 (equality).
  • Among 156 countries ranked by the Gender Gap Report 2021, Iceland is the most gender-equal country in the world.
  • India has ranked 140th rank, becoming the third-worst performer in South Asia.
    • India has closed 62.5% of its gender gap till date.
  • For India, max decline occurred on the political empowerment subindex.
  • The decline also took place on the economic participation and opportunity subindex, and health and survival subindex.
  • The estimated earned income of women in India is only one-fifth of men's, which puts the country among the bottom 10 globally on the economic participation and opportunity subindex.

Source: TH

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