With 72.1 out of 100 points, the Netherlands ranks sixth in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 4.7 points higher than the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, the Netherlands’ score increased by 4.3 points (- 0.8 points since 2015). The Netherlands is progressing towards gender equality at a slower pace than other EU Member States. Its ranking has dropped by one position since 2005.

The Netherlands’ scores are higher than the EU’s scores in all domains, except the domain of power. The Netherlands’ highest score is in the domain of health (90.0 points). Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of power (50.0 points), although this score has improved the most since 2005 (+ 9.7 points). Progress has stalled in the domain of health (+ 0.3 points since 2005) and regressed in the domain of time (- 2.5 points since 2005).

Between 2005 and 2017, the Netherlands improved its Index scores. Throughout this period the Netherlands´ scores were higher than the EU’s, but improved more slowly. The gap between the Netherlands and the EU decreased over time.

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