WSTB05H3 Study Guide - Gender Equality, Plaintext

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Article: the gender gap index 2008 the rankings are designed to create greater awareness among a global audience of the challenges posed by gender gaps and the opportunities created by reducing them. Also intended to serve as a base for designing effective measures for reducing gender gaps the report gives a more detailed picture of the relative strengths and weakness of each country"s performance compared with that of other nations. Examples that you may want to include in your answers (to show that you did your readings) The gender gap index is useful to make international comparisons. The most important determinant of a country"s competitiveness is its human talent. The skills, education and productivity of its workforce. And since women account for one half of the potential talent base throughout the world, a nation"s competiveness depends significantly on whether and how it educates and utilizes its female talent.