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By The Numbers: Best Countries For Women

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    No. 1: Norway Score: 82% 2007 Rank: No. 2 Source: World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2008 (Source: Forbes.com)
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    No. 2: Finland Score: 82% 2007 Rank: No. 3
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    No. 3: Sweden Score: 81% 2007 Rank: No. 1
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    No. 4: Iceland Score: 75% 2007 Rank: No. 4
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    No. 5: New Zealand Score: 79% 2007 Rank: No. 5
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    No. 6: Philippines Score: 76% 2007 Rank: No. 6
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    No. 7: Denmark Score: 75% 2007 Rank: No. 8
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    No. 8: Ireland Score: 75% 2007 Rank: No. 9
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    No. 9: Netherlands Score: 74% 2007 Rank: No. 12
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    No. 10: Latvia Score: 74% 2007 Rank: No. 13
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    No. 11: Germany Score: 74% 2007 Rank: No. 7
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    No. 12: Sri Lanka Score: 74% 2007 Rank: No. 15
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    No. 13: U.K. Score: 74% 2007 Rank: No. 11
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    No. 14: Switzerland Score: 74% 2007 Rank: No. 40
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    No. 15: France Score: 73% 2007 Rank: No. 51
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    No. 16: Lesotho Score: 73% 2007 Rank: No. 26
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    No. 17: Spain Score: 73% 2007 Rank: No. 10
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    No. 18: Mozambique Score: 73% 2007 Rank: No. 43
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    No. 19: Trinidad and Tobago Score: 72% 2007 Rank: No. 46
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    No. 20: Moldova Score: 72% 2007 Rank: No. 21
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    No. 21: Australia Score: 72% 2007 Rank: No. 17
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    No. 22: South Africa Score: 72% 2007 Rank: No. 20
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    No. 23: Lithuania Score: 72% 2007 Rank: No. 14
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    No. 24: Argentina Score: 72% 2007 Rank: No. 33
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    No. 25: Cuba Score: 72% 2007 Rank: No. 22
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    No. 26: Barbados Score: 72% 2007 Rank: N/A (first year in study)
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    No. 27: U.S. Score: 72% 2007 Rank: No. 31
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    No. 28: Belgium Score: 72% 2007 Rank: No. 19
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    No. 29: Austria Score: 71% 2007 Rank: No. 27
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    No. 30: Namibia Score: 71% 2007 Rank: No. 29