Report: Women won’t earn as much as men
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.
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.