Scotland’s Gender Equality Index measures progress towards gender equality in Scotland. It is designed to represent gender equality numerically, with a score of one indicating no gender equality and a score of one hundred indicating full gender equality. Gender equality is measured across a range of indicators, covering Work, Money, Time, Knowledge, Power and Health. Additional indicators on Violence Against Women and Women-Specific Healthcare are also included. The first release of Scotland’s Gender Equality Index was in 2020. We acknowledge that it may not be perfect and there will be some scope for the indicator set to evolve, however it should be noted that any change to the indicator set may affect the Index’s primary purpose which is to measure Scotland’s progress through time towards gender equality.

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