Global Gender Gap Essay

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TABLE: 3 GENDER GAP SUB INDICES IN INDIA

2006 2009 2013 2014 Sample average (2014)
Economic participation 110 0.397 127 0.412 124 0.446 134 0.410 0.596
Educational attainment 112 0.819 121 0.837 120 0.857 126 0.850 0.935
Health and survival 103 0.962 134 0.931 135 0.931 141 0.937 0.960
Political
empowerment 20 0.227 24 0.273 9 0.385 15 0.385 0.214
Gender Gap Index 98.601 114 0.615 101 0.6551 114 0.646

Source: Global Gender Gap Reports
Similar trend exists with sub indexes ranking also on the criteria of economy participation and opportunity also India slipper from 124 to 134. It has been poorly ranked in sub indexes education at attainment as well as health and survival and scored below the sample average in 2014 all with the sub indexes excepting political empowerment where it has secured 0.385 which the sample average in the year had been 0.214.

Table: 4 Female to Male Ratio in Economic and Political
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Its female to male ratio in labour force participation was 0.36. The disparity in estimated earned income was high with females earning USD 1980 compared to USD 8087 earned by their male counterparts. India has the highest difference between women and men on the average minutes spent per day on unpaid work—a difference of 300 minutes. It is also among the countries with the highest difference in the female and male percentage of total R&D personnel. India has one of the lowest percentages of firms with female participation in

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