Negative Effects of Gender Gap in Education and the Labor Market

  • Negative Effects of Gender Gap in Education and the Labor Market

    Education has a big impact on the Economy. Obtaining a degree is very important in economic growth. This is particularly true in the context in which skills have to be continuously developing. Education should be prioritized. One factor that hinders this is gender gap. This issue is very sensitive and needs immediate attention. Addressing this will nurture more skilled people in different areas which can help in economic growth. We should end gender gap in education as well as occupational segregation in the labor market.   Evidence has shown that women with degrees in Science and Technology who goes in the labor market do not stay on those occupations and make use of their degrees and practice their specialization. The reason is that; the environment is not family friendly. There is still gender discrimination in terms of promotions and ideas.






    Negative effects of gender gap:

    • Less likely to be in the labour market.
    • Less likely to have a job
    • More likely to be paid less
    • More likely to be in involuntary part-time work.
    • Often discriminated in the workplace.

    Gender inequality is a worldwide phenomenon that is costing the global economy trillions of dollars. Many countries marginalize and discriminate against women thus facing the issue of aging and shrinking workforce. In poor countries. Addressing gender gap in education and workplace will have a direct and positive impact to the global economy.

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