AL JAZEERA: What will it take to close Britain's gender pay gap?

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However, "It's not all down to gender discrimination," says Wendy Olsen, professor of socioeconomics and head of the Department of Social Statistics at the University of Manchester. "There's also the fact of occupational segregation".

"So you might be well paid in the job that you're in, but you might have left a better job for having a child and this is very gendered. So, if there are work stereotypes around caring for children, then it's very likely we'll keep having this gender difference in pay," says Olsen.

Period7 Apr 2018

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  • TitleWhat will it take to close Britain's gender pay gap?
    Media name/outletAl Jazeera
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date7/04/18
    DescriptionHowever, "It's not all down to gender discrimination," says Wendy Olsen, professor of socioeconomics and head of the Department of Social Statistics at the University of Manchester. "There's also the fact of occupational segregation".

    "So you might be well paid in the job that you're in, but you might have left a better job for having a child and this is very gendered. So, if there are work stereotypes around caring for children, then it's very likely we'll keep having this gender difference in pay," says Olsen.
    URLhttps://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2018/04/close-britain-gender-pay-gap-180407085310417.html
    PersonsWendy Olsen

Keywords

  • gender pay gap
  • workplace equality
  • discrimination
  • employment statistics