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Global gender gap report 2008

1 Dec 2008
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Norway leads the world in closing the gender gap between men and women, according to this report. Three other Nordic countries - Finland, Sweden and Iceland - also top the report's Gender Gap Index. Australia ranks 21st out of 130 countries. Norway leads the world in closing the gender gap between men and women, according to this report. Three other Nordic countries – Finland, Sweden and Iceland – also top the report’s Gender Gap Index. Australia ranks 21st out of 130 countries. Previously high ranking countries such as Germany (11), United Kingdom (13) and Spain (17) slipped down the Index but stayed in the top 20, while Netherlands (9), Latvia (10), Sri Lanka (12) and France (15) made significant gains.

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2008
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