Gender Equality Index 2020: Malta

Malta ranks 15th in the EU on the Gender Equality Index with a score of 63.4 out of 100 points. Since 2010, Malta’s score has increased by 9 points and by 0.9 points since 2017.

The Gender Equality Index, which measures the progress of gender equality over time, gives a score from 1 to 100 to each member state, based on the gaps between women and men and levels of achievement in work, money, knowledge, time, power and health. The results of the 2020 Gender Equality Index are mostly based on data from 2018.

In this regard, Malta is making faster progress towards gender equality than most of the Member States, together with Italy and the Netherlands. 

Malta’s scores are the highest in the domains of health (92.0 points) and money (82.6 points). Malta’s score within the domain of health is one of the highest among all countries. Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of power (32.8 points). Since 2010, Malta did substantial progress in the domain of work (75.4 points), with an increase of 10.3 points. As for the domains of knowledge and time, Malta’s scores are 67.1 and 64.2 respectively.

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