2020.11.12 16:04

Lithuania ranked first for percentage of women in labour force – IMD World Talent Ranking

BNS, LRT.lt2020.11.12 16:04

Lithuania was ranked first in the world for having the most women among the country’s labour force, according to the IMD World Talent Ranking.

Some 50.2 percent of Lithuania’s total labour force are women, according to the yearly rankings by the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.

The IMD World Talent Ranking assessment includes the countries’ performance in education, apprenticeships, workplace training, language skills, cost of living, quality of life, remuneration, and tax rates.

This year, Lithuania moved up one place and was ranked 27th among 63 countries.

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The country ranked third in pupil-to-teacher ratio in secondary education, 12th in the cost of living index, and 13th for apprenticeship training.

Lithuania received the lowest scores for finance skills, brain drain, and remuneration in services professions.

Among European Union member states, Lithuania came 13th and is slightly above the EU average. Estonia ranked 27th this year, Latvia is 34th, and Poland is 37th.

Switzerland has been leading the list for the past seven years, with Denmark coming second this year, followed by Luxembourg.