The Gender Pay Gap Closing, Figures Show – But will it Ever Completely Close?

New Zealand’s gender pay gap is closing, according to figures from Statistics NZ. John McGill talks to the NZ Herald on the “small but positive difference”. 

“It’s a move in the right direction but I wouldn’t get too excited about it,” McGill said. “If we see that trend continue for another year or two I’ll say ‘yep, it’s definitley moving down’.”

McGill said he believed New Zealand was moving towards the end of the decrease and it would become hard for the gender gap to reduce further. More women would need to be employed in largely male-dominated industries such as science and engineering fields for the gap to be completely abolished, he said.

Read the full article on the NZ Herald HERE>

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