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Table 3 Comparison of the education gap components a obtained using the gender equity index and those 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

2.a Countries SW literacy gap* Modified literacy gap** 2.b Countries SW 1º gap* Modified 1º gap**
Finland 1.000 0.000 Brazil 0.930 −0.036
Norway 1.000 0.000 Cuba 0.950 −0.026
Denmark 1.000 0.000 Dominican R 0.950 −0.026
Barbados 1.000 0.000 Latvia 0.960 −0.020
Australia 1.000 0.000 Uruguay 0.980 −0.010
Latvia 1.000 0.000 Finland 0.990 −0.005
Canada 1.000 0.000 Australia 0.990 −0.005
USA 1.000 0.000 Philippines 0.990 −0.005
UK 1.000 0.000 USA 0.990 −0.005
Slovakia 1.000 0.000 Slovakia 0.990 −0.005
Belgium 1.000 0.000 Belgium 0.990 −0.005
Austria 1.000 0.000 France 0.990 −0.005
France 1.000 0.000 Poland 0.990 −0.005
Israel 1.000 0.000 Ireland 0.990 −0.005
Poland 1.000 0.000 Costa Rica 0.990 −0.005
Ireland 1.000 0.000 Norway 1.000 0.000
Cuba 1.000 0.000 Denmark 1.000 0.000
Brazil 1.000 0.000 Barbados 1.000 0.000
Costa Rica 1.000 0.000 Canada 1.000 0.000
Dominican R 1.000 0.000 UK 1.000 0.000
Uruguay 1.000 0.005 Austria 1.000 0.000
Honduras 1.000 0.005 Honduras 1.000 0.000
Philippines 1.000 0.010 Lesotho 1.000 0.000
Jamaica 1.000 0.074 Jamaica 1.000 0.000
Lesotho 1.000 0.103 Israel 1.000 0.005
2.c Countries 2º gap* modified 2º gap** 2.d Countries 3º gap* modified 3º gap**
Australia 0.950 −0.026 Austria 1.000 0.091
Austria 0.950 −0.026 Finland 1.000 0.095
Belgium 0.970 −0.015 Philippines 1.000 0.103
Canada 0.980 −0.010 Belgium 1.000 0.107
Israel 0.990 −0.005 Australia 1.000 0.111
Poland 0.990 −0.005 Costa Rica 1.000 0.115
Barbados 1.000 0.000 Ireland 1.000 0.119
France 1.000 0.000 Lesotho 1.000 0.119
Cuba 1.000 0.000 Slovakia 1.000 0.127
Norway 1.000 0.005 France 1.000 0.127
Latvia 1.000 0.005 Brazil 1.000 0.138
Slovakia 1.000 0.005 Israel 1.000 0.145
USA 1.000 0.010 Canada 1.000 0.153
Denmark 1.000 0.015 Denmark 1.000 0.163
UK 1.000 0.015 UK 1.000 0.163
Jamaica 1.000 0.015 USA 1.000 0.167
Finland 1.000 0.024 Poland 1.000 0.170
Costa Rica 1.000 0.029 Honduras 1.000 0.187
Ireland 1.000 0.043 Norway 1.000 0.213
Brazil 1.000 0.048 Dominican R 1.000 0.242
Philippines 1.000 0.057 Cuba 1.000 0.265
Uruguay 1.000 0.074 Latvia 1.000 0.283
Dominican R 1.000 0.095 Uruguay 1.000 0.340
Honduras 1.000 0.107 Jamaica 1.000 0.392
Lesotho 1.000 0.115 Barbados 1.000 0.424
  1. aLiteracy Values, in primary (1º), secondary (2º) and university (3º) education. *range: 0 to 1 (1 = equity), **range: -1 to 1 (0 = equity).