Why the gender pay gap still exists – a podcast episode

Gender Pay Gap

Swiss women still receive almost 14% less pay than their male colleagues for the same work. BFH expert Prof Dr Lucia Lanfranconi from the New Work Institute is currently investigating the effects of the newly introduced Article 13 of the Gender Equality Act in a study commissioned by the Federal Office of Justice.

Swiss Equal Pay Day was on 17 February this year. Until then, Swiss women had to work longer to earn the same salary as their male colleagues until 31 December 2023. Equal pay has been enshrined in law since 1981, but the inexplicable pay gap between women and men is still shrinking too slowly.

This is shown by figures from the Federal Statistical Office and also by the long-standing scientific observations of our researcher Lucia Lanfranconi. She is Professor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In a recent study of companies with over 100 employees commissioned by the Federal Office of Justice, she is investigating whether and how Article 13 has been implemented and thus influenced the development of the pay gap. In the new podcast episode of BFH Wirtschaft, she talks about the causes of the gender pay gap, which factors influence it and what companies and individuals can do.

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AUTHOR: Anne-Careen Stoltze

Anne-Careen Stoltze is Editor in Chief of the science magazine SocietyByte and Host of the podcast "Let's Talk Business". She works in communications at BFH Business School, she is a journalist and geologist.

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