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EIGE Gender Equality Index

The Gender Equality Index, developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), is a tool to measure how close the European Union and its Member States are to gender equality. EU Member States and the EU as a whole are assessed every year to determine their progress towards gender equality. The Index uses a 100-point scale where 1 stands for total inequality and 100 for total equality.

The scores are based on gender differences as well as differences in levels of achievement in six primary domains: work, money, knowledge, time, power and health.

The Index is published annually and is based on data on all Member States. The data presented can be used to assess how far the states are individually from achieving the equality goal as well as the average gender equality situation in the European Union.

The Gender Equality Index measures gender equality in six major domains: work, money, knowledge, time, power and health. Each of these domains takes a look at two additional domains and, in total, the Index provides information on 27 statistical features reflecting gender inequality. See the results on Estonia.