Gender equality: it’s a question of respect

SDA Bocconi Insight - Society Insights - S. Cuomo

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Over the years, the issue of gender equality in the job market has been addressed by analyzing various indicators that relate to men and women in the positions they hold in the workplace, the differences in their career advancement and the wage gap. Some specific examples: employment/unemployment rates; horizontal segregation, i.e. the number of women who hold positions as line managers or staff members; vertical segregation, expressed by the glass ceiling metaphor, when women are prevented from climbing the career ladder to the top, even when they have all the skills they need to get there; the pay gap, the difference between men and women in their annual gross earnings and relative benefits for jobs requiring the same skill set.

 

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