India struggles to bridge gender gap

India came in at 113 among 135 countries in the latest gender gap rankings released by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF), standing near the bottom by most metrics used to gauge gender inequality barring one—political empowerment of women.

India’s ranking was 98 out of 115 countries that made up the WEF’s 2006 gender gap index, which is a measure of how well resources and opportunities are divided among male and female populations.

The index scores takes into account economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment.

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Source: Live Mint

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