Gender Equality Index 2019: Italy
With 63.0 out of 100 points, Italy ranks 14th in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 4.4 points lower than the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, Italy’s score increased by 3.8 points. Italy is progressing towards gender equality at a much faster pace than other EU Member States. Its rank has improved by 12 places since 2005.
Italy’s scores are lower than the EU’s scores in all domains, except the domain of health. Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domains of power (47.6 points), time (59.3 points) and work (63.1 points). Italy has the lowest score of all EU Member States in the domain of work. Its highest score is in the domain of health (88.7 points). Since 2005, Italy’s scores have improved the most in the domains of power (+ 31.5 points) and knowledge (+ 7.1 points). Challenges remain in the domain of time, where Italy’s progress has stalled (- 0.8 points) since 2005.
Between 2005 and 2017, Italy’s Index score remained lower than the EU’s score. Italy’s score has improved at a faster pace than the EU’s score, reducing the gap between them over time.