We've seen lots of informative (and frustrating) posts on the gender pay gap lately. This time, on #internationalwomensday, I'd like to share an article that focuses on the causes of the gender pay gap. I've highlighted motherhood in the title of the post and in the main image - additional reasons explored in the article from the 'Our World in Data' website (click here to be taken to the web page) include:
- Historical differences in access to education dependant on gender
- The 'overrepresented' way women do more jobs requiring flexibility than men, which tend to be lower paid, due to women doing more unpaid care work at home.
There are some other reasons in there too, many of which make for some uncomfortable reading which is why it needs to be shared,
Another reason for me sharing is that the article is packed with visuals, references and mentions of studies that could be of significant help to anyone studying this subject.
In the interests of discussion, on the subject of returning to work after a maternity period - how does your organisation manage? Can you share any best practices with your colleagues here on the Community? I do hope so.