Trajectory of Ireland’s Industrial Gender Pay Gap

Ireland gender pay gap trajectory from 1942 through 2014 graphed

There is no way around it: Money is an important resource.   

” our tendency to sideline the past as impertinent to the present, only to rediscover how central it is in understanding the driving forces of our world and harnessing them toward a better future.”

Maria Popova, Brainpickings.

To ensure the freedom of choice in labour market participation, we need equal opportunities for every individual. 18% of Irish employers and 15% of Irish employees say they are “aware of a gender pay gap in their organization” (Hayes, 2019).

Ireland’s gender pay gap is an accumulation of social norms, employment law and family planning which have a significant influence on individuals in employment, and the roles and responsibilities of employers.

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