To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, The Economist’s Intelligence Unit and multimedia agency JESS3 has put together a nifty interactive graphic comparing economic opportunities for women around the world.

Examining topics including education, maternity leave, and the cost of violence against women, the video features some rather surprising results, with the U.S. ranking in 17th place and many Central and Eastern European faring considerably well.

Andrew Fenwick

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