The World Economic Forum has released a new set of national rankings, and since this one isn’t charting obesity, you can be sure America scored poorly. No surprise to anyone paying attention, Scandinavia swept the top spots. This time, the topic is females.
Ranked first at 85% is Iceland, followed by Norway (84%), Finland (82.6%), and Sweden (80.2%). The kiwis of New Zealand round out the top five at 78.1%.
Factors being measured include: ratios for the female workforce, their income compared to men, legislative representation, managerial presence, female levels of literacy and education, and female life expectancy.
The area most universally lacking for women was in political representation.
The US ranked 19th, just behind Latvia, and barely edging out Canada. Take that Canucks! We finally beat you at something non-sports related. How does it feel to lose to a second-rate nation?