While equal pay for men and women doing the same work is increasingly common, there are often wide gaps between the average pay of all men in an organisation compared to the average pay of all women, and closing these gender pay gaps is proving difficult.
Over the past two years, the Anker Research Institute has developed a new methodology to measure and understand gender pay gaps in global supply chains, with pilot studies in five countries (Bangladesh, Colombia, Morocco, Thailand, and Turkey). We will be publishing our findings and recommendations from all countries in the coming months.
Today, we are launching our new working paper on gender and living wage. The paper describes how gender is embedded in the Anker Methodology for estimating a living wage. It also explores how care work affects incomes and living costs for different types of families, and what this means for living wage estimates and gender equality.
Achieving equal pay and a living wage for all workers are important milestones for human rights and it takes the effort of everyone to achieve change. We are committed to playing our part.
Read our recent working paper: How Gender is Embedded in the Anker Methodology & an Exploration of Care Work and Living Wage