In my last post I made a snarky comment that we should treat women and invest in women as if women made up half the population. It amazes me how we are often willing to dismiss half the population because of their sex (not gender – too many people confuse these two terms).
Regardless, I was curious if I was right, did women make up half the population? Less than half? More than half? So I went to the Worldbank.org’s website and looked up the stats. You can find the website here: Population, female (% of total) | Data | Table.
Here is the general scoop. One can argue that generally women do indeed make up half the population.
Take a moment to compare those nations were women make up slightly more or slightly less of the population. In general, the numbers fluctuate between 48% Countries like Afganistan and China, to 53% in countries like Armenia and 52% in Aruba. The US ratio is at 50.7%.
But generally, yes … women make up half of the population. A fact we would do well not to forget.