Gender equality in the Austrian Labour market

A variety of indicators can be used to describe the labour market status of women and men. WIFO, in accordance with the Austrian PES, therefore developed an "Equality Index Labour Market". The index pools 30 single indicators out of four topic areas – employment, income, education and family – to one indicator in order to allow for an aggregate view on females' labour market position relative to males. The indicators along the four topic areas capture the role of females and males in the labour market quantitatively, show income and employment prospects, describe education and training patterns of women and men and consider how to reconcile family and work. In 2017, we will update the results, published in 2015.