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mind the gap

Ireland makes the top 10 in global study on gender gap

Iceland came out on top while Yemen was listed last.

IRELAND HAS SLIPPED down two places in the latest gender gap survey by the World Economic Forum – to eighth place.

The report looked at 142 countries worldwide and measured the gaps between men and women in health, education, the economy and politics.

Iceland tops the list for the sixth year running. The UK has fallen eight places to 26th while Yemen placed last.

The top eight countries ranked are:

  1. Iceland
  2. Finland
  3. Norway
  4. Sweden
  5. Denmark
  6. Nicaragua
  7. Rwanda
  8. Ireland

Ireland was in sixth place last year and fifth in 2012 and 2011.

The World Economic Forum said just six nations, Sri Lanka, Mali, Croatia, Macedonia, Jordan and Tunisia, have seen their gender gap grow since 2005.

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