Gender Equality Index 2019: Denmark
With 77.5 out of 100 points, Denmark is a top scoring country. With a score almost 10 points above the EU’s score, Denmark ranks second in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score has increased by only 2.9 points from 2005 to 2017 (+ 0.7 points since 2015). Denmark has maintained second place since 2005.
Denmark’s scores are highest in the domains of health (89.9 points) and money (87.1 points). Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of power (64.9 points), although the score in this domain has improved the most since 2005 (+ 10.2 points). Between 2005 and 2017, scores decreased the most in the domain of knowledge (- 1.4 points). There has been little change in the domain of work (+ 0.7 points).
Between 2005 and 2017, Denmark improved its Index score. Throughout this period, Denmark’s score was always higher than the EU one, but improved more slowly. As a result, the gap has narrowed between the two.