AP Human Geography : Gender Equity

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Example Questions

Example Question #348 : Ap Human Geography

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:

West Africa

East Asia

Scandinavia

North America

The Indian Subcontinent

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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