Denmark Lags In Gender Equity

It has always been my assumption that gender equity was a strong dynamic in Scandinavian nations, but latest figures indicate Denmark ranks 39th in the world and even falls behind some third world nations. Denmark ranked a dismal 63rd when issues such as representation in legslators, senior officials, and having manegerial positions. However, in terms of pay, Denmark comes out a respectable 8th in the world. It also came out number one in the world in the rankings of educational achievement. Danish women actually surpass wage levels of males in the category of in government offices.

However, Danish women rank very high in terms of being mothers and staying at home. Only one in 17,800 births results in the death of a woman compared to one in six in a nation like Sierra Leone.