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In Ghana, women are paid 34.2% less than men

Women earned 34.2 percent less than males in the first quarter of the 2022 Annual Household Income and Expenditure Survey (AHIES), according to the data.

The predicted gender wage gap takes into account factors like age, roughly how many years of work experience, highest educational level attained, primary vocation, industry, employment sector, and region of residence.

The lowest gender pay gap is found among salaried employees with tertiary education or more, when women make 12.7% less than males.

Workers with only a high school diploma had the largest salary disparity (60.1%), followed by those with no education (54.0%).

In Ghana, women are paid 34.2% less than men

When comparing job sectors, the private informal industry has the largest gender wage disparity, with women earning 58.7% less than males. The formal private sector comes in second with a salary disparity of 29.9%.

The lowest gender wage disparity is seen in the public sector, where women are paid 10.5 percent less than males.

Women earn 33.4 percent less than men do among workers aged 36 to 60, a wage gap that is about 3.0 percentage points larger than that experienced by workers aged 15 to 35, when women earned 30.7 percent less than men.

International Equal Pay Day is commemorated annually on 18th September to promote efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal

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