Improving gender equality has many positive impacts on individuals and also on the society at large. A more gender equal EU would have strong, positive Gross Domestic Product (GDP) impacts growing over time, higher level of employment and productivity and could respond to challenges related to the ageing population in the EU.
A study from the European Institute for Gender Equality on the ‘economic benefits of gender equality’ puts forth robust new evidence, showing the positive impacts of reducing gender inequalities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, labour market activity and wages. It also shows that addressing different aspects of gender inequality together as a whole is likely to have more positive impacts, rather than tackling each aspect of gender inequality one by one as gender equality in one domain has spill-over effects in other domains.
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