Gender Inequality

Health and social care's gender pay problem

The gender pay gap in health and care is more pronounced in high income countries.

The gender pay gap in health and care is more pronounced in high income countries. Image: Unsplash/Francisco Venâncio

Victoria Masterson
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Chart showing Gender pay gap in healthcare work.
Gender pay gap in healthcare: Women make up almost 70% of the global health and care workforce, but earn around a quarter less than their male colleagues. Image: ILO/WHO

Charts showing gender pay gap.
In high income countries where there are more women in the workforce, the gender pay gap is bigger. Image: ILO/WHO


What's the World Economic Forum doing about the gender gap?

Chart showing Gender pay gap in unpaid care work.
Gender pay gap in among care givers: Women spent almost three times as much time as men doing unpaid care work like home-schooling and childcare during the pandemic. Image: WEF

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