Women in Work Index 2020

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Women in Work Index 2020

The opportunities and challenges of the tech revolution


boost to OECD GDP from increasing female employment rates to match those of Sweden

boost to OECD female earnings from closing the gender pay gap

OECD average gender pay gap

average female share of employment in the technology industry for the G7


SUMMARY - Everyone has a stake in ensuring women have equal opportunities in the world of work. The evidence is clear. Our Women in Work Index shows that improving female participation in work across the OECD could boost OECD GDP by US$6 trillion, while closing the gender pay gap could boost female earnings across the OECD by US$2 trillion.

The theme of this year’s report focuses on the opportunities and challenges that technology presents to women in the workplace. We explore how women have been able to take advantage of opportunities in the fast-growing tech sector. However, women are also becoming increasingly vulnerable to the disruptive impacts of technology and automation on their jobs.

Key findings

Steps have been made towards advancing gender equality, but progress is slow

Извор: WUNRN – 21.07.2020