The Gender Equality Index is a composite indicator that measures the distance a society has to go to achieve full equality among women and men.
This indicator's objective is to reflect the reality of gender equality in important aspects of welfare and people's development.
Idescat and the Gender Equality Observatory, a body associated with the Catalan Women's Institute (ICD), draw up this Index specifically for Catalonia, in accordance with the methodology established by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
The Index is based on 31 indicators, structured in a hierarchical manner in 6 domains, which are then divided into 14 sub-domains. The results offered are of 4 types:
- The Gender Equality Index (maximum aggregation level).
- The Index for each of the 6 domains of the analysis: work, money, knowledge, time, power and health.
- The Index for each of the 14 sub-domains in which the 6 aforementioned domains are broken down.
- 31 basic indicators, which are the basis for calculating the previous levels.
The results of the indices for Catalonia are disseminated for the years 2005, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2017, in accordance with the periodicity that the EIGE uses for the European Union and its member states.
|Gender Equality Index||70.9||70.1||67.4|
|Segregation and quality of work||68.2||67.1||64.0|
|Attainment and participation||72.9||76.0||72.8|
|Source: Idescat and ICD. For Spain and EU, EIGE.|
|Note: The Index uses a scale of 1 to 100, where 100 is for total equality between women and men.|