Gender equality was a theme in this year's elections. Photo: Fanni Olin Dahl/Helena Landstedt/TT

Sweden fourth in global gender equality ranking

Sweden is holding steady in fourth place at a new survey looking at gender equality around the world.

The annual survey by the World Economic Forum look at the differences between men and women when it comes to employment, political participation, health and education, and the Nordic countries dominate the top of the league. Iceland comes first, Finland second, Norway third, Sweden fourth and Denmark fifth.

Sweden scored best when it came to political representation, and has more work to do when it comes to eradicating pay differences between men and women.

Sweden last topped the global ranking in 2007.

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