On Int'l Women's Day, a Look at the Gender Wage Gap

Happy International Women’s Day!

This year, the day’s focus is on global gender party. According to internationalwomensday.com, “The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn't close entirely until 2133.”

So just how bad is the gender wage gap? Here’s a look at the data through Tableau Public vizzes.

How the Public Perceives the Gender Wage Gap

Chloe Tseng cited the results of a Glassdoor survey which found “seven in ten employed adults believe men and women are paid equally for equal work at their employer.” But as Chloe’s visualization shows, the data tells a different story.

How Countries around the World Stack Up

Josh Tapley visualized the gender gap in wage, work autonomy, and learning opportunities in various countries. It appears Hungary is paving the way toward equity in both pay and job quality.

How Children, Home Life Affect the Wage Gap in the US

According to PayScale, women in the US get promoted less often, and get paid less when they do. PayScale also says women with children face a larger pay gap, and married women never make as much as married men “no matter how you calculate the pay gap.” Click through the Story Points to explore the data.

Have a viz of your own to add to the conversation? Share a link in the comments below, or tweet it to us @tableau using the hashtag #IWD2016.

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