Gender Equality Index 2019: Estonia
With 59.8 out of 100 points, Estonia ranks 17th in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 7.6 points lower than the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, Estonia’s score increased by 7.6 points (+ 3.1 points since 2015). Estonia is progressing towards gender equality faster than other EU Member States. Its ranking has improved by four places since 2005.
Estonia’s scores are lower than the EU’s scores in all domains except in the domain of time, where Estonia ranks fifth in the EU. Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domains of power (34.6 points) and knowledge (55.5 points). Estonia’s highest score is in the domain of health (81.9 points), although this is one of the lowest scores in the EU (ranking 24th). Since 2005, Estonia’s score has improved the most in the domains of power (+ 12.1 points) and money (+ 11 points). Progress has stalled in the domain of work (+ 0.5 points) and health (+ 0.9 points).
Between 2005 and 2017, Estonia improved its Index score, but it remained much lower than the EU’s score in the same period. Estonia moved towards gender equality at a faster rate, decreasing its distance to the EU’s score over time.