4- Political and economic power


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Full chapter on political and economic power (pdf, 181 KB)
Table and graphs on political and economic power (xls, 77 KB) in English et Français


Women in parliament

Did you know?
Women are outnumbered by men in all the world’s parliaments.
Women hold close to half the parliamentary seats in Rwanda and Sweden and about a third in the Nordic countries, in Cuba, Costa Rica and Argentina.

There is no reliable relationship between how rich a country is, and how many women are in parliament.

Managerial and professional posts

Did you know?
In all OECD countries for which data are available, higher percentages of men work as managers or directors compared to women.

On the other hand, a greater percentage of women who work do so in occupations for which a professional qualification is required than men. However, because more men work than women, this does not mean that there are more professional women than men.

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