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The Swiss Job Divide

This graph was made by data journalist Duc-Quang Nguyen and shared on Reddit. The data source is the Swiss Statistical Office. It is part of an article that features many more cool visualisations. The main message seems to be that gender stereotypes are still going strong in Switzerland, though many professions did become more diversified over the past decades. Nguyen mentions that the Swiss labour market is seen as the most discriminatory in Europe in terms of gender equality. (source)

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Toying with CEO Compensation

Bloomberg made an interactive inventory of US  companies that shows CEO pay ratios. The absolute outlier is Mattel Inc. which paid its Chief Executive Officer Margo Georgiad $31.3 million in 2017, resulting in a pay ratio of 4,987-to-1. The ratio drops to 1,527-to-1 when excluding the on-off compensation Georgiad received when signing her contract. Also, Mattel’s median employee pay is only $6,271 because most of its workers work in low  cost countries. (source)

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The Pay Gap

Last Tuesday was ‘Equal Pay Day’: it marks the number of extra days into 2018 that an average woman (in the US) has to work to earn as much as her male counterpart did in 2017. (In a way, it resembles Earth Overshoot Day.) The internet is flooded by visuals showing the pay gap. The visual above shows how white American women are paid just 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. But African America and Latinas earn even less. It also shows Asian men make slightly more than the average American men. (source)

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Gender Pay Gap (UK)

Today is the deadline for companies active in the UK, and who have 250 or more employees, to submit their data on gender pay gap information. As of last week, only half of UK companies required to, had done so. Facebook did publish its figures last Thursday. The average bonuses for female Facebook employees were almost 40% lower than those of their male colleagues, who (slightly) more often get a bonus. Furthermore, Facebook reports a 0.84 percent difference between the genders, which means than women earned 99 pence ($1.39) for every £1 ($1.41) that men received. The graph above, made by the Financial Times, is based on all submitted data as of 2 March. (source)