Filipino women are paid only 76% of what men earn, says World Bank study

InterAksyon.com reports that according to the World Bank’s study, "Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific," Filipino women "on average are paid only 76 percent of what men earn." The same is true for Pinays’ East Asia and Pacific neighbors.

InterAksyon.com reports that according to the World Bank’s study, "Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific," Filipino women "on average are paid only 76 percent of what men earn." The same is true for Pinays’ East Asia and Pacific neighbors.

 

The World Bank report also noted that "women in the Philippines and the rest of the region are more likely to work in small firms, to work in the informal sector, and to be concentrated in lower-paid occupations and sectors."

 

InterAksyon.com pointed oout: "The (World Bank study) suggested that improving women’s access to jobs and economic opportunity could boost worker productivity in the Philippines and the rest of the East Asia and the Pacific Region by as much as 18 percent."

 

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