Infographic: Gender Pay Gaps in Indonesia
Women are paid less than men globally, with the gender pay gap estimated at 16 percent. Women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn for work of equal value – with an even wider gap for women with children. These discrepancies in pay have negative consequences for women and their families - a situation that is exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comparable to the global condition, Indonesian women earn 23 percent less than men. Although more women workers have a college or university degree compared to male workers, higher education has not succeeded in narrowing the gender pay gap.