Friday, 14 November 2008

Decline In Gender Equality - Do Singaporean Women Get A Fair Go?

Do Singaporean women get a fair go? Well, according to "The Global Gender Gap Report 2008" by World Economic Forums, Singapore has moved down 7 places to 84th place (among 130 countries) for gender equality.

The report measures gaps between men and women in four(4) key areas - economic participation & opportunity, educational attainment, health & survival and political empowerment.

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Upon looking at the detail, it would seem that the drop in placing can be attributed to lower scores in "economic participation and political empowerment".

Click here for full report (pdf)

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