The gender pay gap is stubborn because several factors underpin it. Action is needed on all of them.
Deep structural crises need tackling.
Rise of telework should dispel the notion that only work in the public sphere is, really, ‘work’.
Performance pay might be thought to reward merit—but it mainly rewards men.
The climate transition and its social dimension demand more powerful instruments than the European Commission proposes.
The European Commission’s proposal to reduce the stubborn gender pay gap pulls some punches, apparently anticipating employer resistance.
The pandemic provides no excuse for inaction by the European Commission on gender pay transparency. It should be the incentive.