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UK gender pay gap reporting: a crude but effective policy?
Jack Blundell
March 2021
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Tags: wages; gender pay gap; gender; equality

Forcing employers to reveal their gender pay gap has been effective in its main goal of narrowing the gap. The difference between women's and men's pay has shrunk by just under a fifth at affected employers. Jack Blundell writes that female workers show a strong aversion to high pay-gap employers, suggesting that organisations have felt compelled to make changes in order to attract and retain workers.