Gender Equality Index Labour Market

The position of women and men in the world of work is influenced by a multitude of factors, such as personal, economic, cyclical, structural, institutional or even regional aspects and their interactions. This wealth of detailed information, however, does not allow for a quick review and observation of gender equality or gender equality potential in the labour market. Therefore, in 2015, WIFO, in coordination with the AMS, created the "Gender Equality Index Labour Market" as a "gender barometer" for the Austrian labour market. This index summarises a series of indicators from the fields of work, income, education and family in order to show in aggregated form the extent of equality between women and men on the labour market in Austria and the federal provinces. In 2023, WIFO will update the results published in 2017 and 2020 for the third time.