World Economic Forum Report Predicts It Will Take 257 Years to Achieve Workplace Gender Equality

参考消息 ·  12/21/2019 11:03

French media reported on December 21 that despite increasing demands for equal treatment, gender inequality in the global workplace is growing, and women may have to wait more than two centuries to achieve gender equality in the workplace, according to French media.

Agence France-Presse, December 16 (AFP)-although the gender gap in politics, health and education seems to be narrowing, workplace inequality is not expected to be eliminated until 2276, according to a report released by the World Economic Forum on December 16.

The annual report tracks gender differences in 153 countries in four areas: education, health, economic opportunities and political empowerment, the report said.

The overall gender gap in all these areas has narrowed, the report said. According to the report, the World Economic Forum now forecasts that it will take an average of 99.5 years to achieve gender equality, down from 108 years predicted in last year's report.

According to the World Economic Forum, the gender gap in education has narrowed by more than 96 per cent and can be completely closed within 12 years.

The gap between health and survival is also small, but it is not clear how long it will take to achieve full equality in this area.

At the same time, the political sector has made the least progress so far, but it has made the greatest progress over the past year. In 2019, women held 25.2 per cent of seats in the lower house of parliament and 22.1 per cent of ministerial posts, compared with 24.1 per cent and 19 per cent respectively in 2018.

But the report points out that in the workplace, the situation is not so optimistic.

The report examined various factors, including opportunities and pay, and said it would take 257 years to achieve gender equality in the workplace, the report said.

The report highlights positive developments such as the general increase in the proportion of women among skilled workers and senior staff. But on average, only 55 per cent of adult women now enter the labour market, compared with 78 per cent of men, according to the report. In terms of similar jobs in similar positions, women around the world still earn an average of 40% less than men.

According to the latest report, gender inequality in the workplace is growing. (file picture)

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