Nearly 2 Billion Women Worldwide Are Struggling, Suffering

by Jon Clifton and Julie Ray

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This International Women’s Day, more than one in four women worldwide — or about 620 million women — rate their lives positively enough to be considered “thriving.” The life ratings of the rest — or about 2 billion women — place them in a category of “struggling” or “suffering.” These ratings have been remarkably stable for the past several years.

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