Pay Transparency Tools to Close the Gender Wage Gap
Women continue to earn less than men, in spite of major societal changes over decades
and many labour market, educational and public policy initiatives that have targeted
the gender wage gap. To address this persistent challenge, many governments are now
mandating promising new pay transparency tools like employer pay gap reporting, equal
pay audits, and gender-neutral job classification systems.
These policies hold considerable allure. Pay transparency offers a relatively simple
and intuitive way to identify and address gender wage gaps when they occur in a workplace.
These policies can function well in publicising wage gaps and incentivising employers
to address the inequalities they find – but only with the right policy design and
implementation. This report presents the first stocktaking of pay transparency tools
across OECD countries and explores how such policies can help level the playing field
for women and men at work.
Published on November 30, 2021
In series:Gender Equality at Workview more titles