Korea Has the Biggest Gender Wage Gap

luvsmiling, Aug. 6, 2014, 9:50 a.m.

According to statistics by OCED, Korea has the largest wage gap by gender for the 13th consecutive year.  OCED is the Organization for Economic Co- Operation and Development.  It consists of 34 countries founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. 

The gap stood at 37.4 percent in 2012.  Korea has topped the list in terms of wage gap between genders since relevant data was first compiled in 2000. The gap was 40 percent in 2000 and has narrowed only 3 percentage points in the past 12 years. 

As for Japan, the gap has been narrowed to 26.5 percent from 34 percent, and in the U.S., the gap narrowed to 19.1 percent from 23 percent over the same period.

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