€12,035 – the Gender Pay Gap in Irish Tech, 2022
€10,000 – the Gender Pay Gap in #IrishTech, 2018
Approximately 16,000 information and communications firms employ 119,000 people in Ireland (CSO, 2019). And of course, many firms in other sectors also have IT operations staff supporting the business. After manufacturing, the ICT sector generates the highest value added.
This is a profitable and wealthy sector with huge international players such as Apple and Microsoft as well as many smaller firms. 15% of employees earned over €1,600 weekly in 2014 (CSO), the highest percentage of any sector (the dark green bars). This sector also has less people on lower wages than other sections such as accommodation and food services.(the grey bars).
=> LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENDER IMBALANCE IN IRELAND’s TECH SECTOR
- Collectively working women earned less than working men (the “unadjusted gender pay gap”). On average in 2019, an Irish woman earned €2879 every month, while the average man earned €3885.
- Collectively working women earned 26% less than men or € 12,072 annually in 2019.
Can you unpick the causes versus the effects of Ireland’s gender gaps?
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In every country in the world, the average working woman earns less than the average working man. Countries have different average incomes, and different gaps between female and male workers. Which countries have smaller income gaps between male and female? Within each country, what is the absolute amount of the gap between female & male? What is the percentage gap?
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Despite being better educated overall, women aged 25-64, with a degree in Ireland earn 28% less than their male counterparts (OECD). In the 2019 workplace, 39% of women report experiencing discrimination. 1/3 indicate the discrimination was gender-based (CSO 2019). Globally based on current trends, it will take 257 years to close the gender gap in economic opportunity (UN 2020).
=> Get the Facts About WHO EXPERIENCES DISCRIMINATION IN IRISH WORKPLACE
There is no way around it: Money is an important resource.
Ireland’s gender pay gap is an accumulation of social norms, employment law and family planning. All three have a significant influence on individuals in employment, and the roles and responsibilities of employers.
=> HOW DID IRELAND ARRIVED AT 20% DISPARITY IN THE ECONOMIC POWER AMONGST ORDINARY WORKERS?