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Denmark

Denmark has juridical gender equality; however, women in Denmark are disadvantaged by gender gaps in economic participation and opportunity, political empowerment, educational attainment, and in healthcare. Due to women's comparatively high levels of education and participation rates in gainful employment, Denmark ranks globally among the top 10 countries with the lowest average gender gap in 2009, but shows the widest gender gap among the five Nordic nations.

The Danish labor market is gender segregated. In 2006, a total of 60 percent of the workforce was employed in jobs dominated almost exclusively by one sex. Women more frequently hold part-time jobs and spend less time on transportation to and from work than men. In 2005, women accounted for 37 percent of the private workforce, 77 percent of ...

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