Iceland leads on gender equality

Recent statistics has shown that Iceland has become the top country to be able to achieve gender equality in the world. It has just beaten Norway the previous top contender out of 134 countries. The biggest progress can be seen in closing the health and schooling divide in the past year. Gender gap illustarted

This graphs states the rapid growth in their economy and signals that if other countries put in as much effort into this project, it will lead to a drastic recovery in the international economy. As the top 5 countries who were able to incease gender equality are Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and New Zealand other first world countries such as the US and Japan should contribute more in closing the gender gap.

Furthermore, since women make up one half of the world’s population and without their engagement, empowerment and contribution it is impossible to achieve a rapid economic growth. Moreover, it is vital to achieve equality to be able to encounter bigger problems such as climate change and food security.


~ by scioneconblog on October 28, 2009.

One Response to “Iceland leads on gender equality”

  1. I found this topic to be very interesting. You have given good detail and a graph that clearly shows the situation. One particular negative aspect that I would like to point out is that you don’t mention how it effects the economy in general. How will it lead to drastic recovery in the international economy? Explain in greater detail and maybe show a graph that we learned in economics. Other than that, it looks good 🙂

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