Calling gender benders! India suffers from huge gender pay gap

| Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 23:45
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 Calling gender benders! India suffers from huge gender pay gap

'India suffers from huge gender pay gap'

New Delhi: A report Monster India depicts there exists a huge pay gap in India.  While women get Rs 207.85 per hour, men for a role in the similar capacity earn a median gross hourly salary of Rs 288.68.
The lowest gender pay gap of 17.7% was recorded in the banking, financial services & insurance (BFSI) and transport sectors, the report said, adding that at the other end of the spectrum was the manufacturing sector with a pay gap of 34.9%. 
The report covers sectors including IT services, health care, caring services, social work; education, research; financial services, banking, insurance; transport, logistics, communication; construction and technical consultancy; manufacturing and legal and market consultancy, and business activities. 
According to the report, some of the reasons behind this gender pay gap could be the preference for male workers over female employees, and preference given to male employees when it comes to promotions to supervisory positions. The report also points out career breaks that women take for parenthood duties and other socio-cultural factors as reasons for the pay gap. 

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