India Ranked 114 in Global Gender Gap Report

Date: November 21, 2015

World Economic Forum gender gap

India has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival.

According to the World Economic Forum, women now earn what men did a decade ago, underlining the sluggish global progress made in bridging the gender divide over the past 10 years.

The Global Gender Gap Index 2015 ranks 145 economies according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic, educational, health-based and political indicators. With a decade of data, this edition of the Global Gender Gap Report – first published in 2006 – shows that while the world has made progress overall, stubborn inequalities remain.

pIndia’s ranking in different fields
Women in the workforce – India fell five places and ranked at 139th out of 145 countries.
Health and survival sub-index – Placed at 143rd out of 145, just ahead of China and Albania
Sex ratio at birth – 143rd, ahead only of China and Armenia
Educational attainment – Marginally improvement with one place from 126th rank in 2014 to 125th in 2015
Female to male ratio – India’s labour force participation is 0.35 compared to 0.36 last year.
Income disparity – Women earning an estimated average of $2,257 per year compared with $9,175 for men.