Gender Inequality : Developing Countries And The Reason For The Human Development

963 WordsOct 21, 20154 Pages
Since the beginning of time gender inequality has been an obstacle towards the human development of countries around the world. The Human Development Index was created to showcase the average achievement of males and females. However, females have been oppressed of their opportunities throughout time, which contradicts the main idea of the Human Development Index. To understand the difference between developed and developing countries and the reason for the gender gap between males and females there need to be an understanding of the indicators that are addressed through the key dimensions of Gender Inequality which include reproductive health, education and political representation. Through the use of the indicators, gender inequality demonstrates that there are variations within developed nations such as Norway and a developing nation such as Cameroon. Although gender inequality is present in both countries, the Human Development Index indicates that the developed country Norway is more advanced in regards of gender inequality then the developing country Cameroon. The development of a country does not completely reflect the position of gender inequality; but it is evident through the indicators of life expectancy, birth rate, education and economic status that a more developed country is more advanced in reducing gender equality. According to the Human Development Index Norway is ranked number one with a gender inequality value of 0.068 and Cameroon is ranked 152 with a
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