- Certain behaviors in childhood are contributing to the widening gender pay gap.
- Women identified as headstrong children earn significantly less, a new study shows.
- And men deemed dependent as children face lower pay than their peers.
- COVID-19 has increased the global gender gap by a further generation – to 136 years.
Closing the gender pay gap may prove harder than anyone thought. A new study shows that characteristics developed in childhood may lead to some young women being paid less than men for doing a comparable job.
The World Economic Forum’s 2021 Global Gender Gap report found that the pay gap has been widened by the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the likely waiting time for women to achieve parity by a whole generation: from 99.5 years in 2020 to 135.6 years in 2021.
The global pay gap continues…