Female Workers Should Check Out These Countries

Get thee to the Nordic nations
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2017 12:07 PM CST
10 Best Nations for Working Women
Most welcoming workplaces for women are ... in Scandinavia.   (Getty Images/gradyreese)

International Women's Day means global protests, "defiant" statues, and examining which countries are the best ones to work in if you're female. The Economist looks at the latter via its "glass ceiling index," which merges data on higher education, child care expenses, and salary, among other factors, to see which nations are tops in workforce gender equality. The Nordic region is apparently the place to get your working papers, while the United States doesn't even crack the top 10, coming in at No. 20. Heading the list:

  1. Iceland
  2. Sweden
  3. Norway
  4. Finland
  5. Poland
  6. France
  7. Denmark
  8. Belgium
  9. Hungary
  10. Canada
See the full rankings. (The world's "best country" is further down the list than the US.)

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