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By the Numbers: Gender Equality

In honor of National Women’s Month, we take a look at some gender equality issues.

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Wisconsin’s ranking in a recent survey of the best states for women. The survey looked at a wide range of social and economic issues. Wisconsin tied with Nebraska for the highest high school graduation rate for women. It also placed 6th in the nation for women’s preventive health care; 7th in the nation for lowest female uninsured rate; 11th for lowest unemployment rate for women; and 19th in the nation for share of women in poverty. Minnesota ranked as the best state in the nation for women.

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The number of years needed to close the global educational gender gap, based on current trends.

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The percentage that U.S. survey respondents guessed represented the proportion of female CEOs in the world’s 500 largest companies. The true figure is 3 percent.

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The percentage of U.S. citizens who think men are more capable than women. The percentage rises to 54 in Russia and 56 in China.

That is also the ranking for the United States in a survey of countries ranked by quality of women’s lives in 2017. Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Slovenia and Spain held the top five positions, and the lowest ranked nations were Afghanistan and Syria (tied for last place), with Yemen, Pakistan and the Central African Republic right behind.

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The percentage of American women who disagree they have full equality with men. That compares with a low of 12 percent of Russian woman and a high of 73 percent in Spain.

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The number of years needed to close the global political gender gap, based on current trends.

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The number of years needed to close the overall global gender gap, based on current trends.

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The number of years needed to close the global economic gender gap, based on current trends.

Source:  wallethub.com (see their full report at https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-women/10728/), statista.com

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