Gender equality: Women less likely to get bonuses than men, study shows

Women have less confidence than men that their hard work will be rewarded

Hazel Sheffield
Friday 16 October 2015 16:25
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Jennifer Lawrence penned an essay titled “Why do I make less than my male co-stars?”
Jennifer Lawrence penned an essay titled “Why do I make less than my male co-stars?”

Under a third of women receive a company bonus compared to 44 per cent of men, according to a survey by the jobs website Glassdoor.

Women are also less likely to get a bonus irrespective of company performance. Some 37 per cent of women said that their bonus was reliant on company performance, compared to just 27 per cent of men.

The report shows that all employees are somewhat pessimistic about their chances of a pay increase in the next 12 months. Only 37 per cent believe they will get a payrise, while a third of employees are worried that they will get made redundant.

Women have less confidence than men that their hard work will be rewarded. Only 75 per cent of men still think they will receive a bonus this year, compared to 61 per cent of women.

Jennifer Lawrence, the world’s highest earning actress, put unequal pay back on the agenda earlier this week with an essay in Lena Dunham’s feminist mailout, Lenny, titled, “Why do I make less than my male co-stars?”

Research has shown that gender equality will drain as much as $28 trillion from the global economy by 2025.

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