With 73.4 out of 100 points, Finland ranks fourth in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Finland’s score is 6 points above the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, its score only increased 1.4 points (+ 0.4 points since 2015). Finland is progressing towards gender equality at a slower pace than other EU Member States. Its ranking has dropped one position since 2005.

Finland’s scores are the highest in the domains of health (89.7 points) and money (87.6 points). Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of knowledge (61.1 points), although this score has improved since 2005 (+ 4.5 points). Since 2005, Finland’s scores have improved the most in the domain of money (+ 7.5 points) and decreased in the domains of time (- 4.2 points) and power (- 1.7 points). Progress has stalled in the domains of work (+ 0.7 points) and health (+ 0.5 points).

Between 2005 and 2017, Finland’s Index scores improved. In the same period, Finland’s scores were higher than the EU’s, but improved more slowly. The gap between Finland and the EU has decreased over time.

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