To help visualize what’s on the horizon for 2018, ten CFR experts shared charts and graphs depicting trends that may define the coming year. Here is the Women and Foreign Policy program's pick for data worth tracking in the year ahead:
Global Decline of Women in the Workforce
A growing body of evidence confirms that women’s economic participation is critical to economic growth, potentially adding up to $12 trillion to global GDP. Despite this, women’s labor force participation has declined from 52 to 49 percent globally since 1990. This stagnation is explained, in part, by persistent legal barriers. Today, 90 percent of the world’s economies still have at least one law on the books that impedes economic opportunities for women.
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