Podcast: Scotland’s Gender Pay Gap

The Wee Scoop

Are women valued less than men? Why does the pay gap exist?

We spoke to Lindsey Millen from the Close the Gap Campaign about these questions and more, you can listen below.


How is the Pay Gap Calculated?

There’s no definitive way to report a single figure that fully captures the complexities of the gender pay gap, but there are two main ways we use which is the mean and the median. The government equalities office in Westminster uses the median, excluding overtime, to report on the pay gap but the Equality and Human Rights Commission uses the mean. The Office of National Statistics publish both so we use that annual survey of hours and earnings to calculate the pay gap for Scotland. To describe the difference between the mean and the median: The median is a measurement used to calculate the average by finding the mid point…

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2 thoughts on “Podcast: Scotland’s Gender Pay Gap

    • It does.

      On those two measures things are different but, and from your own source, the “gender pay gap for all employees, full-time and part-time, was also the lowest on record at 19.1%, down from 19.8% in 2013.”


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