Strong unions and gender neutral parental policies critical to closing the gender pay gap
03 November 2017
November 3rd marked EU Equal Pay Day. Women in Ireland are, on average, paid 13.9% less per hour than men. The gap is even more stark when comparing annual average earnings- 36.8%.
Part time work and a high share of females in low paid occupations and sectors is part of the cause, but there are other factors at play. I wrote an article in the Irish Examiner today discussing these issues and setting out specific recommendations for closing the gap. Link here.