Gender Equality Index 2019: Latvia
With 59.7 out of 100 points, Latvia ranks 18th in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 7.7 points lower than the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, Latvia’s score increased by 6.3 points (+ 1.8 points since 2015). Its ranking is the same as in 2005.
Latvia’s scores are lower than the EU’s scores in all domains, except for the domains of time and work. Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domains of power (44.1 points) and knowledge (49.7 points). Latvia ranks last in the domain of knowledge. Latvia achieves its highest scores in the domains of health (78.3 points) and work (74.2 points). Latvia ranks 26th in the domain of health in the EU. Its ranking is better in the domain of work, coming eighth in the EU. Since 2005, Latvia’s scores have improved the most in the domains of power (+ 9.3 points) and money (+ 9.2 points). Progress has been slower in the domains of work (+ 2.5 points) and knowledge (+3.1 points).
Between 2005 and 2017, Latvia improved its Index score but had a much lower score than the EU during this period. Latvia moved towards gender equality at a slightly faster rate, decreasing its distance to the EU’s score over time.