Hurdles still stand in the way of pay parity, say experts

The adjusted gender pay gap between men and women for 2018 came in at 6 per cent, compared with 8.8 per cent in 2002.
The adjusted gender pay gap between men and women for 2018 came in at 6 per cent, compared with 8.8 per cent in 2002.PHOTO: ST FILE

The adjusted gender pay gap between men and women narrowed from 2002 to 2018, but experts say hurdles still stand in the way of parity.

The gap for 2018 came in at 6 per cent, compared with 8.8 per cent in 2002, according to a new study by the Ministry of Manpower and National University of Singapore economist Jessica Pan released yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 10, 2020, with the headline 'Hurdles still stand in the way of pay parity, say experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe