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The Economist is heralding International Women's Day 2016 (March 8) the only way they know how: a disheartening infographic about the status of women in the workforce around the world. The 'glass-ceiling index' "aims to reveal where women have the best chances of equal treatment at work," combining factors such as "higher education, labour-force participation, pay, child-care costs, maternity rights, business-school applications and representation in senior jobs." Where does the U.S. stack up, you ask reluctantly because you have a bad feeling about what the answer is? Below average.

The graph also shows that American exceptionalism is relative.
The graph also shows that American exceptionalism is relative.
Sources: The Economist | U.S. Department of Labor