Hot on the heels of the European Parliament’s Gender Equality week 25-29 October 2021 and to mark European Equal Pay Day on 10 November 2021, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and Eurofound are organising a joint webinar: Gender Equality – It’s not all about pay.

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Moderated by Maria Jepsen, Deputy Director, Eurofound and drawing on the latest research findings, Martina Bisello, Research Manager, Eurofound and Blandine Mollard, Researcher, EIGE will be examining the root causes of the EU’s gender pay gap. Together with Frances Fitzgerald, Member of the European Parliament, they will explore the importance of pay transparency and address critical questions such as:

  • Why does the gender pay gap continue?
  • Which aspects of gender segregation in employment persist in the EU?
  • How can we address gender differences at work and at home?
  • What are the patterns of convergence in gender equality?
  • What do we see emerging from EIGE’s latest Gender Equality Index?

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on gender equality in a number of areas with women’s mental well-being and work-life balance more negatively affected than men’s. In addition, the gender pay gap persists in the EU with women’s earnings lagging behind men’s. A higher percentage of minimum wage earners among female employees (8.7%) than among male employees (5%). In almost every EU country, more than half of minimum wage earners are women. 

Join the experts for a brief introduction followed by a discussion and send your questions via the LIVE chat for a Q&A with participants.