History of the Gender Pay Gap

When economists speak of the ‘gender gap’ these days, they usually are referring to systematic differences in the outcomes that men and women achieve in the labour market. These differences are seen in the percentages of men and women in the labour force, the types of occupations and their relative incomes or hourly wages. These economic gender gaps have been changing since the 1890s.

This is an interactive visualization of these changes. Scroll down to begin, keep scrolling to advance the narrative