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gender gap

A phrase that can be applied to any socioeconomic difference that exists between men and women. I really hope Maureen's big raise helps to lessen the gender gap in wages at this company.
See also: gap, gender

gender gap

A broad difference between men and women, as in There is still an enormous gender gap in the wages of unskilled labor. This expression at first referred to the difference between men and women in voting preferences. It has since been extended to other areas. [1970s]
See also: gap, gender
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The gender gap means women will have less children.
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McKinsey Global Institute noted that the Philippines is traditionally a matriarchal and egalitarian society whose government has proactively legislated to close gender gaps.
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'We are not saying that gender inequality doesn't exist in Pakistan,' she elaborated, adding that it was the extent of the gender gap portrayed in the report that was incorrect.
"We are not saying that gender inequality doesn't exist in Pakistan," she elaborated, adding that it was the extent of the gender gap portrayed in the report that was incorrect.
Although the global gender gap has narrowed slightly in 2018, proportionately fewer women than men are participating in the labour force or political life.
ISLAMABAD -- The speakers at a national dialogue, organized by National Commission on Status Of Woman,(NSCW) Wednesday, stressed to minimize gender gap in the electoral process and recommended to remove lacunas in this regard before next general elections to ensure women's maximums participation.
Malacantildeang welcomed the Global Gender Gap Report 2018 of the World Economic Forum, where the Philippines turned out as the country with the narrowest gender gap in Asia and eighth in the world.
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