New Gender Equality Model Includes Fuller Picture of Male Well-Being

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'An international research team has developed a new way to measure gender inequality that they say is more accurate and fairer to both men and women compared to previous models. The new model, called the Basic Index of Gender Inequality (BIGI), focuses on three primary factors: educational opportunities, healthy life expectancy and overall life satisfaction.

Researchers from the University of Missouri (MU) and the University of Essex in the United Kingdom published their new report in the journal PLOS ONE.

“We calculated BIGI scores for 134 nations, representing 6.8 billion people,” said Dr. David Geary, Curators Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences in the MU College of Arts and Science.

“Surprisingly, our new measure indicated that men are, on average, more disadvantaged than women in 91 countries compared with a relative disadvantage for women in 43 countries. We sought to correct the bias toward women’s issues in existing measures and at the same time develop a simple measure that is useful in any country in the world, regardless of their level of economic development.”'

Also, please see: A simplified approach to measuring national gender inequality

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