Despite the advancement of women in the workplace over the past several decades, women are still likely to be paid significantly less for the same work than men. We wonder: Which of the following countries has a smaller gender pay gap relative to the OECD average?
In 1968, the world population stood at a little over 3.5 billion people — about half of today’s 7.1 billion. By the year 2100, the world population may grow by another 3.5 billion. We look back in history and wonder: Which of these countries or regions doubled its population in the shortest number of years?
The developing countries of the world have been on an amazing growth run. While there are signs that their growth is slowing, this is an opportune moment to take stock. We wonder: What is the average income level across the emerging market countries today?
U.S. corporations had a banner year in 2004, despite a sluggish labor market and stagnant wages. In fact, the Fortune 500 companies — as the 500 largest U.S. companies are known — earned more profits in total than ever before in history. We wonder: How many of the top 500 U.S. companies generated $10 billion or more in profits in 2004?