Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ireland closes gender gap

The World Economic Forum has released their Global Gender Gap Report 2008 which provides an insight into the gaps between women and men. Top of the pile is Norway, bottom is Yemen in 130th place. Ireland comes a very respectable 8th, which puts us above the UK, the US, Canada and lots of other countries you would think would be above Ireland in the equality sakes. In 2007 we were 9th.

The top 10 are

  1. Norway
  2. Finland
  3. Sweden
  4. Iceland
  5. New Zealand
  6. Philippines
  7. Denmark
  8. Ireland
  9. Netherlands
  10. Latvia

The UK is 13th, The US is 27th and Canada is 31st. So to all the women out there, stop complaining and go make us a cup of tea would ya love.


sliabh said...

I am a bit suspicious of a survey that rates the Philipines so highly. That seems a little fishy.

Declan said...

Yeah it's a little strange alright, but then again I've never been there so maybe it is a very equal country.