These Are The Top 20 Countries For Working Women & India Is Not On List!

Top Countries For Working Women
by Suchismita Pal
by Suchismita Pal 482

International media organisation The Economist has released the names of the top 29 countries in the world for working women. And sadly, India is not even on the list. The Economist’s 2022 glass-ceiling index proves that women in India lack equal treatment as men at many workspaces. The glass ceiling index or GCI is the annual review of countries based on the most and least favourable prospects of equal treatment of women as measured by criteria like education, job opportunities, child care, maternity and paternity leaves and other factors. Sweden has emerged as the top country for offering the best of advantages for working women. 

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Sweden Ranked As The Best Country For Working Women

According to The Economist’s 2022 glass-ceiling index, Sweden is the best country for working women followed by Iceland, Finland and Norway. Sweden has been declared as the best country for working women for second year in a row. Isreal has emerged as the best Asian country for working women by bagging the 22nd rank in the list. Turkey, Japan and South Korea have received 27th, 28th and 29th ranks respectively. 

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Top 20 Countries For Working Women

The top 20 countries for working women, according to The Economist’s 2022 glass-ceiling index are:

  1. Sweden
  2. Iceland
  3. Finland
  4. Norway
  5. Portugal
  6. Belgium
  7. France
  8. New Zealand
  9. Poland
  10. Canada
  11. Slovakia
  12. Denmark
  13. Spain
  14. Australia
  15. Austria
  16. Italy
  17. UK
  18. Germany
  19. Ireland
  20. US

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The Nordic Region Emerges As The Best For Working Women, Followed By Europe

The list clearly reveals that for working women, the Nordic region offers the best equal opportunities followed by Europe. The first four countries on the list are Nordic nations. Most other countries among the top 20 list are European nations. No Asian country has been included in the top 20 list.

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