Startling Report Reveals Women Work 39 Days More Than Men a Year
The wage gap isn't the only area where women are behind men.
A new report by the World Economic Forum has revealed women around the globe work 39 days more a year than men do. That comes out to 50 minutes a day.
Women spend about eight hours, 39 minutes working, while men remain on the clock for seven hours, 47 minutes.
The bad news doesn't end there, either. Globally, women bring home an average of $11,000 annually, lagging way behind the $20,000 earned by men.
The labor force continues to be the male domain, as well. Eighty-one percent of men work, while only 54% of women do so.
The chasm between pay and being in the workforce is so massive that the WEF says economic equality between the two sexes may not happen for 170 years.
When ranking factors such as education, health and survival, economic opportunity and political empowerment, Iceland was the top nation, followed by Finland, while the United States was 45th.