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Gender Equality

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How to measure gender equality?

Gender equality is measured using sex-disaggregated statistics, gender-sensitive indicators and combined indicators, ie gender equality indices.

If policy planning requires studies, it is essential for the brief of the study to include the condition that the study must collect and present data and results separately for men and women as well as point out gender gaps.

Where possible, descriptions should use the data of indicators developed in the particular field for the measurement of gender equality (both in Estonia and in the European Union).

For example, the gender pay gap indicator, the life expectancy of men and women, the employment gap of parents with children up to six years of age, etc. At the European Union level, indicators have been developed to measure progress towards the Beijing objectives (select Beijing Platform for Action from below).