Women start ahead, but finish behind

India ranks 108 out of 144 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2017, which measured countries’ performance inensuring parity between women and men. Among four sub-categories of health, educational attainment, political empowerment and economic
participation, it was in the last that the country ranked lowest. That despite higher enrolment rates for girls. 

 Here’s what goes wrong between a girl child starting school and a woman entering the labour force.
Girls mostly lead boys in enrolments in primary and secondary education in the official age range. There are fewer girls than boys at all levels of educational attainment. The report considered persons with at least a primary, secondary or tertiary education degree in the official age range....Read more
Source web page: Times of india

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