Re­port: Women won’t earn as much as men

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - MARKETPLACE -

GENEVA>> The global gap in earn­ings be­tween men and women will not be closed for another 170 years if cur­rent trends con­tinue, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port from the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum.

The Switzer­land-based fo­rum’s an­nual Global Gen­der Gap Re­port , re­leased Tues­day, lists eco­nom­ics and health as the most chal­leng­ing dis­par­i­ties be­tween men and women world­wide.

Of the eco­nomic di­vide, the re­port says that “at the cur­rent rate of change, and given the widen­ing eco­nomic gen­der gap since last year, it will not be closed for another 170 years.”

The re­port has more pos­i­tive find­ings when it comes to the gen­der gap on ed­u­ca­tional at­tain­ment, which it says “could be re­duced to par­ity within the next 10 years.”

The widest gap be­tween the sexes, ac­cord­ing to the sur­vey, is in po­lit­i­cal em­pow­er­ment. But the fo­rum notes that sig­nif­i­cant progress has been made in nar­row­ing that di­vide since its first gen­der gap re­port was re­leased in 2006.

AP PHOTO/JES­SICA HILL

Fans stand be­hind a large sign for equal pay for the women’s soccer team dur­ing an in­ter­na­tional friendly soccer match be­tween the United States and Colom­bia at Pratt & Whit­ney Sta­dium at Rentschler Field in East Hart­ford, Conn.

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