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The report examined the laws relating to women’s ability to work in 187 countries, as well as the reforms these countries have made over the past 10 years. The World Bank ranked each country on a scale of zero to 100 in eight different categories, and took factors like sexual harassment in the workplace, paid parental leave, women’s rights to divorce their husbands, and women’s rights to property into account
If you’re a woman and want to be on an equal footing with men, it’s best to live and work in Sweden. Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg. The World Bank, which has tracked legal changes for the past decade, found these were the only countries in the world to enshrine gender equality in laws affecting work.
And the U.S. is ranked 65th in terms of economic equality, behind countries like Canada, Greece, the U.K., New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Mexico, and South Africa.
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