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- Analyses of total hours worked in time-use surveys (in a sample representing 69% of the global adult population), shows that women contribute 52% of global work compared to men’s 48%.
- Women in Germany, Estonia, United Kingdom and the Czech Republic experience some of the widest gender pay gaps in Europe. | Related Megatrends: Education; Work
- 31.3 % of women in the EU work part-time, in comparison to 8.7 % of men, and this trend is mostly observed in Western Europe countries.
- Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) launched in September 2017 is a multi-stakeholder coalition to contribute to the achievement of SDG target 8.5 focusing on equal pay between women and men for work of equal value.
- Women are heavily under-represented in most emerging professions: only 12% of the “cloud computing” jobs are occupied by women, compared to 15% in “engineering” and 26% in “Data and AI”.
- 31% of those with relevant skills for “data science” are women, even though only 25% of roles are occupied by women.
- Oxfam remarks that if women’s paid employment rates were the same as men’s, in 15 major developing economies, income per capita would rise by 14% by 2020 and 20% by 2030.
- Closing the male-female employment gap could boost GDP in the euro zone by 13%, in Japan by 16%, and in the U.S. by 9%.
- Current global average gender pay gap is 23%; at present rates of change, the global economic gender gap at work will not be closed for 217 years, while in the in the G20 countries it would take another 75 years to achieve equal pay for equal work.
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