Global gender gap is closing, but U.S. lags

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Munich Germany on October 19, 2012.

Equality for women has come a long way but still has a way to go according to the 2012 Global Gender Gap Report.

The report ranks countries on the access women have to education, economic opportunity, healthcare and political power.

 

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Stacey Vanek Smith is a senior reporter for Marketplace, where she covers banking, consumer finance, housing and advertising.

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