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Table 2 Comparison of the education gap obtained using the gender equity index and that obtained by the modified gender equity index, in educationally equitable countries according to Social Watch (SW, 2005)

From: Looking twice at the gender equity index for public health impact

Country SW education gap* SW education gap without cut-off** Modified education gap***
Austria 1.000 1.038 0.016
Australia 1.000 1.048 0.020
Belgium 1.000 1.050 0.022
Finland 1.000 1.063 0.029
France 1.000 1.070 0.030
Slovakia 1.000 1.073 0.032
Costa Rica 1.000 1.078 0.035
Canada 1.000 1.085 0.036
Israel 1.000 1.085 0.036
Brazil 1.000 1.088 0.037
Ireland 1.000 1.088 0.039
Poland 1.000 1.098 0.040
Philippines 1.000 1.090 0.041
USA 1.000 1.103 0.043
Denmark 1.000 1.105 0.044
UK 1.000 1.105 0.044
Norway 1.000 1.138 0.054
Cuba 1.000 1.168 0.060
Latvia 1.000 1.190 0.067
Honduras 1.000 1.178 0.075
Dominican Republic 1.000 1.200 0.078
Lesotho 1.000 1.190 0.084
Uruguay 1.000 1.295 0.102
Barbados 1.000 1.368 0.106
Jamaica 1.000 1.370 0.120
  1. *Range: 0 to 1 (1 = equity), **range: 0 to ∞, ***range: -1 to 1 (0 = equity).