This International Women’s Day, The Weekly is looking back on the history of the gender pay gap.
A NUS Business School study shows the remuneration of female directors, of SGX-listed companies trails behind their male counterparts. The study, using newly available data, showed large gender pay gaps across all categories of directors and all firm sizes.
Female directors of SGX-listed companies earned just 56.8 percent of male directors’ remuneration on average, according to the study by NUS Business School’s Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, indicating a gender pay gap of 43.2 percent.
Yes, it’s 2017 and Singapore is still dealing with the shocking and depressing fact that the average women makes less for every dollar that the average man makes. While it seems self-evident why women should be paid equally, it’s always good to back up an argument with specifics. Here are 10 reasons why women deserve to be more the same, or more, than men:
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