Analyses | Social mobility and wellbeing | 2015-08-26 | HKET

Gender wage gap has widened, why?



On the road to gender equality in the city, one may be let down by the latest figures: women employees in Hong Kong earned 16.7% less than their male peers last year, signaling a widened gap since 2011. As the Government has been trying to encourage more women back to workplaces in view of a shrinking labour force in 2018, equal pay for equal work will no doubt help. But the question is, how shall we close the divide?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.