Gender Equality Index 2019: France
With 74.6 out of 100 points, France ranks third in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is over 7 points above the EU’s score. France’s score has increased by 9.4 points since 2005 (+ 2 points since 2015). Due to its fast pace of progress towards gender equality, France’s ranking improved by four places between 2005 and 2017.
France’s scores are the highest in the domains of health (87.4 points) and money (86.4 points). Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domains of knowledge (66.0 points) and time (67.3 points). The greatest improvement is in the domain of power (+ 34.7 since 2005) with moderate progress in the domains of money (+ 4.8 points since 2005) and knowledge (+ 3.7 points since 2005). In the domain of time, France’s score slightly decreased (- 1.8 points) between 2005 and 2017 and progress has stalled in the domain of health (+ 0.5 points).
Between 2005 and 2017, France improved its Index scores, performing higher than the EU‘s scores and growing at a faster rate. The gap between France and the EU has increased over time.