Gender equality pays: the economic case for addressing women's labour market inequality

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

In 2007, Close the Gap published a position paper on the relationship between actions to promote gender equality in the workplace and company profit. The evidence suggested that there was a clear business case for individual enterprises to consider gender equality key to enhancing profitability and corporate performance. A wealth of research data from the academic and corporate fields indicated that considering gender equality enabled firms to:
• recruit from the widest possible talent pool;
• improve staff retention; and
• improve decision making and governance.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherClose the Gap
Commissioning bodyClose the Gap
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

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Economics
Gender equality
Labour market
Work place
Wealth
Business case
Staff
Decision making
Profit
Governance
Corporate performance
Profitability

Keywords

  • gender economics
  • labour market
  • equality
  • wages

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Glasgow : Close the Gap, 2016. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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