Quiz: Which countries pay women the most?

Students take their College Scholastic Ability Test at a school on November 8, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea.

It's international quiz time on the Marketplace Morning Report. Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief of the online international affairs magazine, The Globalist, brings us a question that will test your knowledge of pay around the world. Across industrialized countries, women make, on average, 85 percent of what men make, so... 

QUESTION: In which (pick one) of the following do women make closest to the average pay across industrialized countries?

A. South Korea
B. Germany
C. United Kingdom
D. United States

Scroll down the page to see the answer -- and click play on the audio player above to hear our report about the gender pay gap. 








ANSWER: C. United Kingdom. In South Korea, Germany, and the United States, women's pay falls below the 85% average. 

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Stephan Richter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Globalist, a daily online magazine on the global economy, politics and culture.


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