KNOWLEDGE BASE Women In The UK

 

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Demographics For Women In The UK

 

While British women have education equality with their male counterparts and a longer life expectancy, women still lag behind in economic participation and opportunity and political empowerment. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for 2016, the UK ranks 20th out of 144 countries for gender equality. The report evaluated gender gaps in four main areas: 'economic participation and opportunity', 'educational attainment', 'health and survival', and 'political empowerment'.

  • Women in the UK have achieved Education Attainment equality and in fact, are ahead of men in enrollment in tertiary education 

    • The UK ranks 1st in literacy rate for women, as well as enrollment in secondary and tertiary education

  • Women lag behind men in all aspects of Economic Participation and Opportunity

    • The greatest gap is for estimated earned income

    • The smallest gap is in the percentage of women who are professional and technical workers

  • The biggest gender gap is in Political Empowerment, reflecting the percentage of women in parliament and ministerial positions, and the number of years in the last 50 with a female head of stat

  • Women can expect to outlive men as, on average, they have a longer life expectancy

 

World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for 2016

UK’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 results

KNOWLEDGE BASE Women In The UK