torsdag 20. desember 2018

China continues to drag its feet on road towards gender equality, but claims success in white-collar work

China’s progress towards gender equality has slowed this year and it remains the world’s most unbalanced country for sex ratio at birth, the 2018 Global Gender Gap report said. The annual report, published by the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, measured gaps between women and men across four areas: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.

This year’s report, which found sex ratio at birth was 0.94 female to one male, said China ranked 103 out of 149 countries, slipping three places from 2017 when it was ranked 100 out of 144. The South China Morning Post found that since 2010, when China placed 61st, its ranking has been steadily falling and this year marks the first time it has fallen out of the top 100.