Julian Jessop writes in The Guardian
One of the potential benefits of gender pay gap reporting is that it can inform and improve the standard of debate about equality in the workplace. This is something we would all support. Unfortunately, your interactive tool allowing readers to calculate “when does your company stop paying women in 2018?” is a big step backwards. It would only make sense to claim that women are “effectively working for free” if the gender pay gap data are evidence of unequal pay for comparable jobs of equal value. However, as your own coverage makes clear, this is not necessarily the case. Pay gaps reflect a myriad of other factors, including occupation, seniority and hours worked.
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Further IEA Reading: Should We Mind the Gap? Gender Pay Differentials and Public Policy