Women who work full-time still earn 15% less than men.
But that’s not because they’re paid less for the same jobs, is because they’re in different jobs.
Women are in less senior jobs.
In Britain, France and Germany, 80 to 90 percent of executive jobs are held by men.
Women also tend to choose different occupations.
In America, over 80 percent of teachers, nurses, secretaries and health workers are female.
And these jobs tend to be lower paid.
Primary school teachers in the West earn nearly 20% less than the average graduate job.
Nurses earn less than police officers, cleaners less than caretakers.
Women are as ambitious as men.
They earn the majority of university degrees.
In America, they now ask for promotions as often as men.
But it’s the price women pay for motherhood that holds them back.
In Britain, 70 percent of mothers reduce their working hours or switch to a less demanding job, compared with 11 percent of fathers.
In Australia, it’s 56% of mothers and 19% of fathers.
While in France, 55% of mothers scaled back compared with 13% of fathers.
When an American woman goes back to work, her salary is on average lower than it would have been, if she hadn’t had a child.
The race for gender equality is far from over.
As more children choose non-traditional careers and men do more childcare, fewer working women will be held back.