Women are paid the most unequally in India, compared to men, when it comes to hourly wages for labor.
On average, women are paid 34 percent less than men, a recent report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found.
Highlights of the report:
- The gender wage gap has remained unchanged at 20% from 2016 to 2017.
- In advanced economies (G20), real wage growth declined from 0.9 percent in 2016 to 0.4 percent in 2017, meaning near stagnation. By contrast, in emerging economies and developing G20 countries, real wage growth dipped marginally from 4.9 percent in 2016 and 4.3 percent in 2017.
- Inequality is higher in monthly wages, with a gap of 22 percent.
- Overall, real wages grew just 1.8 percent globally (136 countries) in 2017.
- In most countries, women and men differ significantly in respect of working time – specifically, that part-time work is more prevalent among women than among men.
- The report advocated that emphasis needs to be placed on ensuring equal pay for women and men.