Infographics: Gender Pay Gap and Women in Labor in the G20

Infographics

Gender Pay Gap and Women in Labor

In 2014 the G20 collectively committed to reduce the gender labor force participation gap by 25% by the year 2025 (the 25 by 25 goal) and to that end, it also endorsed the target of creating 100 million jobs for women. 

We wanted to know where the G20 themselves stand with implementing gender justice in the labor market and, thus, one infographic contrasts the share of women in the labor force with the Gender Pay Gap. This income gap shows the average difference (by percent) between men’s and women’s hourly earnings. The data are collected from several different sources. There are many reasons for the Gender Pay Gap; e.g., women work part-time more often than men; men’s incomes are often higher even if women do the same work in the same position; statistics show that private business women often earn less money for their services than their colleagues. Furthermore, women often take more career breaks due to pregnancies or in order to care for family members.

This infographics is part of our dossier "G20 in Focus"

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What in the world is the Group of Twenty (G20)? We have chosen eight indicators to present the most important economic, social, and environmental data and created seven maps and graphics that present this comparison visually and at a glance.

Source: ILO (most current data, 2008-2015); Source Female Labor Force: World Bank (2014)
For countries marked with stars no data on the gender pay gap was available at the ILO. For these, different sources were used.
Australia (government data), China (CNBC referencing Euromonitor), EU, Italy (European Commission), Saudi Arabia (The National)