Global gender pay gap will take more than 100 years to close

Global gender pay gap will take more than 100 years to close

Global gender pay gap will take more than 100 years to close

Written by Tharushan Fernando

19 Nov, 2015 | 10:21 am

The World Economic Forum believes it will take another 118 years (or until 2133) until the global pay gap between men and women is finally closed.

Data from the WEF’s Global Gender Gap report states that women are only now earning the amount that men did in 2006 and it also states progress on closing the gap has stalled in recent years at a time when more women are entering the workplace.

Nearly a quarter of a billion more women are in the global workforce today than a decade ago and in several countries, more women are now going to university than men but crucially this is not necessarily translating into more women occupying skilled roles or leadership positions.

The WEF report looks at whether men and women have the same rights and opportunities in each country in four areas: health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.

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