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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/30/2001

Diversity/Equity--Sexism

SEXISM HURTS PRODUCTIVITY

New York — Sexism and discrimination against women worldwide costs the global economy billions every year, a United Nations agency reports. In the developing world, there is a measurable link between increases in female secondary school enrolment and economic growth, reads the State of the World Report 2000. Developed nations such as the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom and France were singled out for having low numbers of women in leadership roles in business and politics.