Globally, men are twice as likely as women to have a “good job” - a full-time position with an employer, according to a new poll from Gallup.
Thirty-four percent of men around the world have what is considered a good job, while only 18 percent of women have them.
The worst employment gap occurs in South Asia, where 36 percent of men have good jobs, compared to just 10 percent of women.
The U.S. is not much better. While 52 percent of men have good jobs (the highest percentage in any region of the world), just 33 percent of women have similar employment, a deficit of 19 percentage points.
That is the same deficit as in the Middle East and North Africa, where 27 percent of men have good jobs but only 8 percent of women do.
The region of the world with the smallest deficit is Sub-Saharan Africa, although the percentage of adults having good jobs to begin with is incredibly low. Fifteen percent of men have good jobs, compared to 8 percent of women.