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What to do with the gender pay gap

The deadline scramble has passed, the results are (mostly) in, and the result is as plenty suspected: 8 in 10 UK companies pay men more than women, and there is significant industrial bias in median pay gap in Construction and Finance & Insurance.

Most companies dispute that their pay gap is driven by bias, and instead point to under-representation in senior roles, attributable to expert skills polarisation (pilots at Ryanair are paid more...

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Sweden’s Salary Story

It's official. The Swedes have it when it comes to leading the charge on female pay. Research this week from Swedish magazine Dagens Samhälle has revealed that female managers and politicians working in local government are earning more than their male counterparts for the first time in history. Statistics show that the average monthly salary of women working full time in top roles in Sweden's municipalities is now 58,925 kronor ($6,951)...

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We’ve Made Great Strides on Women’s Equality - But This Is No Time to Pat Each Other on the Back

We have just reached a momentous milestone on our journey to secure what should be a basic right - equality for women in the workplace. As we speak, one in every four people sitting on a FTSE 100 board is a woman - double the number five years ago. Not only this, but the gender pay gap is lower than it has ever been and the number of businesses led by women is higher...

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The World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2014

First introduced by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2006, the Global Gender Gap Index is a measurement of gender-based disparities in individual countries tracked over time. Countries are ranked on the progress they have made to close the gender gap in four categories: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment. The highest possible score on the index is 1 and means that a nation has fully eradicated the gender...

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The Global Gender Gap

The ‘Global Gender Gap’ report, published annually by the World Economic Forum, attempts to quantify the magnitude of gender based disparities across the world, and track their progress over time. The series’ recently published 8th report highlights both positive and negative conclusions. At a very high level, the gap between men and women has narrowed slightly in the past year, but no country in the world has yet achieved gender...

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