Graph of the Day


Well, go us.  On the back of yesterday’s International Woman’s Day,  The Economist has this to say

IF YOU are a working woman, you would do well to move to New Zealand—or if that is a little out of the way, you could try one of the Nordic countries. To mark International Women’s Day, The Economist has compiled its own “glass-ceiling index” to show where women have the best chance of equal treatment at work. Based on data mainly from the OECD, it compares five indicators across 26 countries: the number of men and women respectively with tertiary education; female labour-force participation; the male-female wage gap; the proportion of women in senior jobs; and net child-care costs relative to the average wage. The first four are given equal weighting, the fifth a lower one, since not all working women have children. New Zealand scores high on all the indicators. Finland does best on education; Sweden has the highest female labour-force participation rate, at 78%; and Spain has the smallest wage gap, at 6%. The places not to be are South Korea and Japan, partly because so few women hold down senior jobs (though the new president of South Korea is a woman).

The National Party may have to have a think about those results and come up with a better plan to ensure good women candidates start coming through too.


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  • Kacanga

    Note the high scores for the Muslim countries

    • You can now post “Made you look!” cos I looked. :)

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    • You can now post “Made you look!” cos I looked. :)

    • manuka416

      No point including Islamic nations in any type of ‘equality’ or ‘rights’ study.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Yep, busted, I looked!

  • peterwn

    And various groups still go screaming off to the UN about lack of womens rights in NZ. And UN agencies seem prepared to listen as it helps to take the heat off countries where women are stoned to death for adultery and teenage girls whipped for being raped.

  • Dion

    …and yet Catherine Delahunty continues carping on about how bad we are.

    • johnbronkhorst

      And the minister of women’s affairs that was attacked by delahunty, while creating the above figures was…………………. wait it’s worth it…………..Hekia Parata!!!!!!!!! So, is she doing a bad job in education, or is that just the perception labour and the msm want you to have???…. Personally, I’ll wait and see before passing judgement on a plan and actions not yet developed or anywhere near complete.

  • Mr_Blobby

    Very Good. Now overlay the chart for economic performance. You will find us somewhere near the bottom and dropping.

    • Hazards001

      HAHAHAHHA…Coincidence? The pantie waists are running us into the ground…what a surprise!

  • gavinc

    Britain’s not doing bad for an Islamic country

  • Nev

    I tried to find the Muslim country too, and couldn’t see one, funny that. I would suspect that the graph looks pretty similar as the one for freedom, and human rights. We might be the richest country when it comes to cash, but in many ways we are for the important things in life.

  • Gazzaw

    Where’s Venezuela Keith?