Gender Wage disparity in India among the worst in the world: ILO

As per the Global Wage Report 2016-17 released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), India has the worst levels of gender wage disparity with the gap exceeding 30%. In India, men were found to earn more than women in similar jobs.  In India, women formed only 60% of the lowest paid wage labour and comprise only 15% of the highest wage earners. Thus in India, women were not only paid less but are also poorly represented in the top bracket of wage-earners.

Compared to a global average of 40%, the share of women wagers in South Asia was only 20%, which is among the lowest. The gender wage disparity gap of Singapore is among the lowest, at 3%. Among the major economies, only South Korea fared poorer than India with a gap of 37%.

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