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The Global Gender Gap Report 2006

The Global Gender Gap Report 2006

The World Economic Forum convenes global leaders from business, policy-making and civil society to find creative and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our world today. One particular societal and economic challenge is the persistent gap between women and men in their access to resources and opportunities.This gap not only undermines the quality of life of one half of the world’s population but also poses a significant risk to the long-term growth and well-being of nations: countries that do not capitalize on the full potential of one half of their human resources may compromise their competitive potential.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2006, the second in the series, contains a unique new methodology to capture the size of the gap between women and men in four critical areas: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.



Saadia Zahidi photo Ricardo Hausmann photo Laura D'Andrea Tyson photo Klaus Schwab photo

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