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British study: Portugal is the sixth best country in the world in which to work for women

British study: Portugal is the sixth best country in the world in which to work for women

Portugal is the sixth best country in the world for women to work, according to a study by a British survey company, which places the Nordic countries first on this scale.

Norway leads List of 27 countries by Smart SurveyIt was released on Saturday, April 17th, followed by Denmark and Finland, where Sweden ranked fifth in the ranking, overtaking New Zealand. Soon after, Portugal appears sixth, over France, Canada, Greece and Slovakia.

Europe practically dominates the first places in the analysis, with Mexico, on the other side of the table, being the lowest, followed by South Korea, Poland, Colombia, and even Japan. Italy, Israel, Austria, Chile and the USA closed ten countries with the worst result.

The analysis conducted by SmartSurvey takes into account the wage gap between men and women, the weight of women in the workforce, the length of parental leave, and the cost incurred by women to open and register a business.

In the Portuguese case, the wage gap is 9.59% (women get 9.59% less than men), with Colombia the least discriminating (4%) and South Korea the largest (32.48%).

In terms of the workforce, Portugal stands out at 49.13%, the highest of the 27 countries analyzed.

The remaining categories described by British survey company, which used data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Bank, refer to 30.1 weeks of parental leave (there are those with zero, such as the United States, and at the opposite end 161 weeks in Finland), at an average cost. 1.9% of GNP for women to register a company (0.1% in the UK and 15.2% in Mexico) and 6.5 days for women to start a business (0.5 in New Zealand and 37 in Poland).

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