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Map: What Countries Have the Worst Gender Gaps?

12 Oct

Seema Kumari, 25, of India, begs for money in traffic as she holds her child. There are efforts under way to help poor women in high-poverty areas in India and other countries. Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images.

Map: What Countries Have the Worst Gender Gaps? Slate Plus, a simple yet powerful solution to help close the gender gap. By and

On this first-ever International Day of the Girl, we offer a simple yet powerful solution: Let girls save money for their futures.

This is particularly important in the countries with the worst gender inequality. The map below shows countries for which the United Nations Development Program has calculated a Gender Inequality Index. Along with this information, we’ve included several measures to show the status of girls in each country. The Global Savings and Social Protection Initiative at the New America Foundation is conducting research on where government-to-person cash transfer programs exist in developing countries.

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