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WEF report says women will be paid as much as men — only 202 yrs from now

PW Bureau

Overall gender disparity across politics, work, health and education improved by less than 0.1 percent, meaning it’ll take 108 years to reach parity New Delhi: Even as the global gender gap has improved by a small margin, the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) report has thrown up a glaring fact: the differences in economic opportunities, including pay between men and women, are so vast that it will take 202 years to fully close the gap. The WEF Global Gender Gap Report, released on December 18, examined several measures of equality between men and women. According to their analysis, overall gender disparity across politics, work, health and education improved by less than 0.1 percent, meaning it’ll take 108 years to reach parity. The economic opportunity gap — based on participation, pay and advancement in the workforce — remains the area that will take the longest time to close. This year’s figures mark a slight improvement over the last year, where the gap between the achievements and well-being of men and women widened for the first time in more than a decade.