Gender Inequalities Persist
ALTHOUGH the gap between opportunities for men and women is
narrowing. inequalities persist, especially in certain regions. This report
examines four major development indicators: educational attainment, maternal
mortality. life expectancy. and economic participation outside the household.
All four are closely related to each other and in turn are closely correlated
with individual well-being. These indicators provide a broad picture of trends
in gender inequality and their impact on the relative well-being of women and of