Gender wage gap highest in India, women are paid 34% less than men: ILO

Gender-based disparity worst in India when it comes to daily wagers

Abhishek Waghmare New Delhi
Gender wage gap highest in India, women are paid 30% less than men: ILO

Women are paid the most unequally in India, compared to men, when it comes to hourly wages for labour. On average, women are paid 34 per cent less than men, a recent report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found. This gap in wages, known as the gender wage gap, is the highest among 73 countries studied in the report. 
The trend holds true globally as well, but with lower levels of inequality among the sexes, where on average, hourly wages of women are 16 per cent less than those of men. Inequality is higher in monthly wages, with a gap of 22 per cent. 
Overall, real wages grew just 1.8 per cent globally (136 countries) in 2017. 

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First Published: Nov 28 2018 | 5:26 AM IST

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