You solve the pay gap by changing the system

You solve the pay gap by changing the system

You don’t solve the gender issue with courses, exhorting women to ‘lean in’, or with more and more education. More women leaders will help. Transparency in pay will help, and this applies to the private sector also. You solve it by changing the system itself.

The gender pay gap exists. It is the difference between the average earnings of male and female employees as a percentage of male earnings. I repeat: it exists. It is currently around 14 per cent across all the sectors of the Irish economy.

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