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1 in 2 respondents of a global survey believe that men earn more for a job compared to women. Nearly equal proportion of Pakistanis (49%) share the view (Gallup Pakistan & WIN World Survey 2019)

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Islamabad, 18 March, 2020

According to WIN World Survey (an association of survey firms), 50% respondents over the world say that men earn more than women for the same job.

This is a series of polls being released in honor of International Women’s Day, celebrated on the 8th of March every year.

A sample of 29,368 men and women from 40 countries across the globe was asked, “Do you feel that men and women earn the same for a same job?” 50% of respondents in participating countries say that men earn more for the same job, 5% said women earn more, while 39% respondents felt that both men and women earn equally for the same job. 

Results for Pakistan similar to rest of the world:
49% of the respondents from Pakistan say that men earn more for the same job, 10% say women earn more, while 40% were of the opinion that both men and women earn equally

Global gender breakdown: Female respondents more likely to say that men earn more
Out of the total male respondents, a nearly equal proportion was of the opinion that either men earn more for the same job, or both men and women earn equally. Only 5% believe that women earn more for the same job. Of the female respondents, 55% were of the opinion that men earn more for the same job, only 4% believe that women earn more, and 34% believe that both earn equally.

Country wise analysis: Gender wage gap lowest in Vietnam
Of the total global respondents, the highest proportion from Vietnam (72%) were of the opinion that both men and women earn equally for the same job, followed by 71% from Philippines. In contrast, 16% respondents from Sweden and France each felt that men and women earn the same.

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