Steady progress in boosting female economic empowerment, but gender pay gap still a major issue
- Gradual improvement in female economic empowerment in OECD
- Nordic countries still lead the way, with Iceland, Sweden and Norway taking top 3 spots
- Poland climbs into top 10 thanks to gains in cutting female unemployment
- Other top 10 places held by New Zealand, Slovenia, Denmark, Luxembourg, Finland and Switzerland
- But gender pay gap poses major challenge, with parity still decades if not centuries away
- Potential prize of closing the gap could boost total female earnings by US$2 trillion
- The PwC Women in Work is a weighted average of various measures that reflect female economic empowerment, including the equality of earnings, the ability of women to access employment opportunities and job security.
- The methodology for measuring gains from closing the gender pay gap involves estimating the potential increase in total female earnings from equalising the average annual female earnings to average annual male earnings.
- For more information on PwC’s Women in Work Index and to explore the data and infographics, visit www.pwc.co.uk/womeninwork
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Mike DaviesDirector, Global CommunicationsUnited Kingdommike.email@example.com-+44 7803 974 136
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