The best and worst places to be a working woman. The Economist’s glass-ceiling index measures gender equality in the labour market
To provide a benchmark for progress on gender equality in the labour market, The Economist has published its fifth annual “glass-ceiling index”. It combines data on higher education, workforce participation, pay, child-care costs, maternity and paternity rights, business-school applications and representation in senior jobs into a single measure of where women have the best—and worst—chances of equal treatment in the workplace. Each country’s score is a weighted average of its performance on ten indicators.
The overall picture painted by the data is that the long trend of improving conditions for working women has flatlined within the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries.
While Chile and Mexico are OECD members, The Economist did not include them in the study.
It doesn’t conform to the progressive narrative about Latin societies. I used to give a speech in Guatemala to visiting US lefties about that. I noted that in Latin America many more women were senior officials, including President, and top business leaders than in most of the rest of the world, including the West. Was not popular. Latin societies were supposed to be male only. Period. Facts be damned.
Diplomad, it’s an honor to have you visit!
And indeed you are correct.
Old Timer says
This is off topic. I follow your blog. Have you ever given a speech at Universidad Francisco Marroquim in Guatemala. City? Appears they do not promote keynesian economics which is counter to the main thought in Latin America.
Interesting fact about Chile, it has the most equitable ratio in the world of ultra high net worth individuals by gender, if I recall correctly.
What do you speculate is their reason for leaving out Latin America?