Gender Equality Index 2019: Hungary
With 51.9 out of 100 points, Hungary ranks 27th in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 15.5 points lower than the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, Hungary’s score increased by only 2.4 points (+ 1.1 points since 2015). Hungary is progressing towards gender equality at a slower pace than other Member States. Its rank has dropped two positions since 2005.
Hungary’s scores are lower than the EU’s scores in all domains. Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of power (20.6 points) and time (54.3 points). The domain of health ranks highest (86.6 points), compared to other domains. Hungary’s score in the domain of money (71.6 points) has improved the most since 2005 (+ 5.1 points). Progress has stalled in the domain of knowledge. In the domain of time, Hungary’s score has sharply decreased (- 6.8 points).
Between 2005 and 2017, Hungary’s Index score improved but remained significantly lower than the EU’s score in the same period. Hungary’s slower rate of improvement has led to an increasing gap with the EU over time.