The Global Gender Pay Gap

Get information on the Global Gender Pau Gap at Paywizard.co.uk. IDS has calculated the gender pay gap for 63 countries from the publicly available data, which includes 30 European countries and 33 countries in the rest of the world.
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Incomes Data Services (IDS) investigated the gender pay gap, based on publicly available sources (such as Eurostat and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) statistics) and WageIndicator; a database that holds pay data collected through an international, self-reporting internet-based survey. 

IDS has calculated the gender pay gap for 63 countries from the publicly available data, which includes 30 European countries and 33 countries in the rest of the world.A summary of the findings is below

  • The world average gender pay gap is 15.6 per cent, with Europe, Oceania and Latin America generally showing more positive results than Asia and Africa, for which the data availability is limited.
  • WageIndicator (http://www.wageindicator.org), an on-line salary survey of 12 countries covering almost 400,000 respondents, shows that the average pay gap in the participating countries ranges between 13 and 23 per cent
  • The WageIndicator survey also shows that trade union membership has a positive influence on the gender pay gap, with the gap in the majority of countries being lower for unionised employees than for employees who are not a member of a trade union
  • WageIndicator data finds that women are often educated equally high as men, or to a higher level. Higher education of women does not necessarily lead to a smaller pay gap, however, and in some cases the gap actually increases with the level of education obtained
  • The pay gap tends mainly to be higher in female-dominated work environments (such as health, education and social work) than in male-dominated environments
  • Other sectors which consistently show a high pay gap in a number of countries are the mining industry, the utilities sector, and the financial services sector. Public administration and other community, social and personal services generally show a lower pay gap.
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