EU Sources - OECD updates gender inequality research - October 31, 2017

The OECD published an updated version of its 2012 report Closing the Gender Gap Now. In the new report, The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle, the organisation signals that very little progress has been made since 2012. Gender gaps persist in all areas of social and economic life across countries, and the size of these gaps has often changed little in recent years.  When women do work, they are more likely to do it on a part-time basis, are less likely to advance to management positions, are more likely to face discrimination, and earn less than men. The median female worker earns almost 15% less than her male counterpart, on average, across the OECD – a rate that has barely changed since 2010. Together with the full report, the OECD has made available individual country reports for France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and the UK.

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