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12 countries where women get the best deal

Last updated on: October 31, 2012 09:26 IST

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The World Economic Forum has released its 2012 report analysing gender inequality throughout the world.

Each of the 135 countries analysed by WEF received a sub-score in all of the four categories on a 0-1 scale, and then an overall score based on the four sub-scores.

Let's have a look at 12 where women get the best deal.

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Image: People walk on Zurich's main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse, Switzerland.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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Iceland

Overall score: 0.8640

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.7540

Educational attainment score: 1.0000

Health and survival score: 0.9696

Political empowerment score: 0.7325

Global rank: 1

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Image: People walk past the Harpa Concert Hall in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland.
Photographs: Ingolfur Juliusson/Reuters
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Finland

Overall score: 0.8451

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.7847

Educational attainment score: 1.0000

Health and survival score: 0.9796

Political empowerment score: 0.6162

Global rank: 2

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Image: Tourists take part in the reindeer safari at Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland.
Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters
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Norway

Overall score: 0.8403

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.8300

Educational attainment score: 1.0000

Health and survival score: 0.9697

Political empowerment score: 0.5616

Global rank: 3

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Image: People sunbathe in front of the Opera House in Oslo, Norway.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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Sweden

Overall score: 0.8159

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.7957

Educational attainment score: 0.9969

Health and survival score: 0.9735

Political empowerment score: 0.4976

Global rank: 4

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Image: Women smell cherry blossom in the Kungstradgarden park in Stockholm, Sweden.
Photographs: Scanpix/Reuters
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Ireland

Overall score: 0.7839

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.7514

Educational attainment score: 0.9988

Health and survival score: 0.9737

Political empowerment score: 0.4115

Global rank: 5

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Image: A woman cycles past a restaurant near Dublin city centre, Ireland.
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New Zealand

Overall score: 0.7805

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.7822

Educational attainment score: 1.0000

Health and survival score: 0.9697

Political empowerment score: 0.3703

Global rank: 6

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Image: People cross a street after rainfall in central Auckland, New Zealand.
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The Philippines

Overall score: 0.7757

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.7719

Educational attainment score: 1.0000

Health and survival score: 0.9796

Political empowerment score: 0.3515

Global rank: 7

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Image: A dancer performs during the Kalesa Festival in Manila, the Philippines.
Photographs: Darren Whiteside/Reuters
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Nicaragua

Overall score: 0.7697

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.6148

Educational attainment score: 0.9996

Health and survival score: 0.9758

Political empowerment score: 0.4889

Global rank: 8

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Image: A reveller takes part in the annual 'Alegria por la Vida 2012' in Managua, Nicaragua.
Photographs: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters
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Switzerland

Overall score: 0.7672

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.7518

Educational attainment score: 0.9909

Health and survival score: 0.9738

Political empowerment score: 0.3525

Global rank: 9

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Image: A view of the jet d'eau, or water fountain, and the Lake Leman from the St-Pierre Cathedrale in Geneva.
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The Netherlands

Overall score: 0.7659

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.7659

Educational attainment score: 0.7659

Health and survival score: 0.9697

Political empowerment score: 0.3362

Global rank: 10

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Image: Cyclists visit a Dutch tulip field in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters
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Belgium

Overall score: 0.7652

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.7241

Educational attainment score: 0.9918

Health and survival score: 0.9787

Political empowerment score: 0.3664

Global rank: 11

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Image: Guests enjoy a 'Dinner in the Sky' on a platform hanging in front of the Royal Palace in Brussels.
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Germany

Overall score: 0.7629

Economic and participation opportunity score: 0.7399

Educational attainment score: 0.9848

Health and survival score: 0.9780

Political empowerment score: 0.3488

Global rank: 12


Image: People are reflected in a shop window as they walk in Potsdamer Street in Berlin.
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