Ten Years of the Global Gender Gap
Ten years of measuring the global gender gap has helped us understand how lack of progress is damaging to global economic growth, and given us insights into how practical measures can support growth and improve the quality of life for women worldwide
Since 2006, an extra quarter of a billion women have entered the labor force
And yet, the annual pay for women only now equals the amount men were earning TEN YEARS AGO
We know a lot of countries are investing in education – this chart just illustrates the G20 group of nations – but are they doing enough to help women enter the labor force?
This chart throws the Education-employment-leadership mismatch into stark relief. Another way of illustrating the problem is to consider that while more women than men are enrolling at university in 97 countries, women make up the majority of skilled workers in only 68 countries and the majority of leaders in only four.
The biggest progress towards the closing the gender gap has been in the political world, although here, much more needs to be done
Progress in the economic and political worlds has been proven to be self-reinforcing, so interventions such as quotas – which have been demonstrated to have wider positive effects – offer insight into how the gap could be closed further in future.