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Gender Gap Report says women make less, work more than men

Posted: 8:56 AM, Oct 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-27 15:57:41Z

The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report is out and women are still making less than men. 

According to the new report, the gender gap has narrowed. However, if the projections are correct, the gap will not close until 2186. That is 170 years from now.

The yearly report looks at four areas: educational attainment, health and survival, economic opportunity and political empowerment.

How much men and women make is the biggest area of difference.

Women around the world earn half of what men do on average.

In addition, they also work more when paid and unpaid work is taking into account.

The two area that saw the most progress are education and health and survival.

The United States slipped from 28th place last year to 45th this year, behind four African countries and all major European countries.