The Scottish Gender Equality Index has been published. Findings include:

  • Scotland was furthest from full gender equality in the ‘power’ domain, which measures equality between women and men in decision-making positions across the political, economic and social spheres.
  • Most equality was found in the ‘health’ domain, which covered health status and access to health services.
  • Within the ‘work’ domain, there was most inequality in labour market inactivity due to women bearing more caring responsibilities than men. Occupational segregation also contributed to gender inequality, with more women than men concentrated in the care industries.
  • The main driver of inequality within the ‘money’ domain was wealth, which showed women had lower pension wealth than men.
  • Within the ‘knowledge’ domain the main driver of inequality was subject segregation, particularly for Modern Apprentices, where men were much more likely than women to study STEM subjects.