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. Image: Unsplash/Francisco Venâncio

Victoria Masterson

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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Gender Inequality

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

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

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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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