With 55.2 out of 100 points, Poland ranks 24th in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 12.2 points lower than the EU average. Between 2005 and 2017, Poland’s coreincreased by only 2.8 points. Compared to 2015, its score decreased by 1.6 points. Poland is progressing towards gender equality at a slower pace than other Member States. Its ranking has dropped four places since 2005 and six since 2015.

Poland’s scores are lower than the EU’s scores in all domains. Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of power (29.1 points) and time (52.5 points). Although much lower than in other Member States, Poland’s scores are the highest in the domain of health (83.2 points). Since 2005, Poland’s score has improved the most in the domain of money (+ 13.7 points). Progress has stalled in the domain of knowledge (- 0.2 points) and decreased in the domain of time (- 2.1 points).

Between 2005 and 2017, Poland improved its Index score, but had a much lower score than the EU average throughout the entire period. Poland moved towards gender equality at a slower rate, increasing the distance from the EU’s score over time.

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