AP Human Geography : Gender Equity

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Human Geography

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Example Questions

Example Question #4 : Contemporary Patterns Of Industrialization & Development

Which of the following regions of the world has the most gender equality in its workforce in terms of the number of women participating in the workforce?

Possible Answers:

North America

East Asia

Scandinavia

The Indian Subcontinent

West Africa

Correct answer:

Scandinavia

Explanation:

Scandinavian countries top almost all measures of gender equity in the workforce and society. Bolstered by long traditions of welfare state policies and legislative approaches to encouraging equality, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland feature more women in the workforce than most other similarly industrialized nations.

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