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1 in 2 respondents of a global survey believe that men earn more for a job compared to women. Nearly equal proportion of Pakistanis (49%) share the view: Survey

Islamabad, March 18, 2020 (PPI-OT): According to WIN World Survey (an association of survey firms), 50% respondents over the world say that men earn more than women for the same job.

This is a series of polls being released in honour of International Women’s Day, celebrated on the 8th of March every year.

A sample of 29,368 men and women from 40 countries across the globe was asked, “Do you feel that men and women earn the same for a same job?” 50% of respondents in participating countries say that men earn more for the same job, 5% said women earn more, while 39% respondents felt that both men and women earn equally for the same job.

Results for Pakistan similar to rest of the world:

49% of the respondents from Pakistan say that men earn more for the same job, 10% say women earn more, while 40% were of the opinion that both men and women earn equally

Global gender breakdown: Female respondents more likely to say that men earn more

Out of the total male respondents, a nearly equal proportion was of the opinion that either men earn more for the same job (45%), or both men and women earn equally (44%). Only 5% believe that women earn more for the same job. Of the female respondents, 55% were of the opinion that men earn more for the same job, only 4% believe that women earn more, and 34% believe that both earn equally.

Country wise analysis: Gender wage gap lowest in Vietnam

Of the total global respondents, the highest proportion from Vietnam (72%) were of the opinion that both men and women earn equally for the same job, followed by 71% from Philippines. In contrast, 16% respondents from Sweden and France each felt that men and women earn the same.

The study was released as part of The WWS (WIN Worldwide Survey), a study conducted every year with the purpose to measure people´s thoughts, expectations, worries and perceptions related to relevant topics for society and business. A total of 29,368 people were interviewed globally from 40 countries. The fieldwork was conducted during October 2019 – December 2019. The margin of error for the survey is between 2.4 and 4.4 at 95% confidence level. The global average has been computed according to the share of the covered adult population of the surveyed countries.

For more information, contact:
Group Manager,
Gilani Research Foundation
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2655630
E-mail: fatima.idrees@gilanifoundation.com
Website: http://www.gilanifoundation.com/