The Best Countries To Be A Working Woman

Today is International Women’s Day, and while women have made great strides in the workforce over the years, there’s still lots of room for improvement, and that’s particularly true in some countries more than others.

  • The Economist just came out with their Glass Ceiling Index, which reveals the countries in the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) where women have the best and worst chances of equal treatment at work.
  • It looks at things like higher education, labor-force participation, pay, child-care costs, maternity and paternity rights, representation in senior jobs and more.
  • For a second year in a row, Sweden is the best country to work for a women, followed by Iceland, Finland and Norway.
  • These Nordic countries are known or helping women complete university, secure jobs, and more, plus they have quality parental-leave systems.
  • As for the U.S. we're below the OECD average at 20 out of just 29 countries.
  • For a 10th year in a row South Korea is the worst country for women in the workforce, followed by Japan and Turkey. 

The Top 10 Best Countries To Be A Working Woman

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  1. Sweden
  2. Iceland
  3. Finland
  4. Norway
  5. Portugal
  6. Belgium
  7. France
  8. New Zealand
  9. Poland
  10. Canada

Source: The Economist

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