Best and worst countries for women

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Can you name the best and worst countries for women in each category?

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CategoryCountryStatistic or reason
Best place to live long87-year female life expectancy
Worst place to live long48-year female life expectancy
Best place to give birthWorld's lowest maternal mortality rate (1 in 31,800)
Worst place to give birthThere are fewer than 20 midwives in the whole country
Best place to read and writeHighest female literacy compared to males (95% to 83%)
Worst place to read and writeLowest female literacy compared to males (18% to 42%)
Best place for economic participationBest economic opportunity for women
Worst place for economic participationWorst economic opportunity for women
Best place to be a top dogHighest percentage of women in senior management (45%)
Worst place to be a top dogLowest percentage of women in senior management (8%)
Best place for labor force participationThe only country in the world with more women than men in the labor force (92% to 88%)
CategoryCountryStatistic or reason
Worst place for labor force participationWomen comprise only 20% of the work force
Best place to earn money (tie)For incomes under $40,000, women earn the same as men
Best place to earn money (tie)
Worst place to earn moneyMen out-earn women 5:1
Best place to attend a university6:1 female:male ratio in universities
Worst place to attend a university3:1 male:female ratio in universities
Best place to be an athleteHome to 5 of the 10 highest paid female athletes
Worst place to be an athleteHas never had a female Olympian; girls are forbidden from playing sports in school
Best place to be a woman (overall)Equality in politics, education, employment, and health
Worst place to be a woman (overall)Inequality in politics, education, employment, and health

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Created Mar 6, 2012SourceReportNominate
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