Gender gaps persist ‘in all areas of social and economic life’ - OECD

Gulf between number of men and women working in Ireland up over last four years

The gap between the number of men and women working in Ireland increased over the last five years. Image: iStock.

The gap between the number of men and women working in Ireland increased over the last five years. Image: iStock.

The gap between the number of men and women working in Ireland increased over the last five years as more men returned to employment after losing out following the economic crash, a new report finds.

The gender gap grew to almost 11 percentage points (up three points) between 2012 and last year, an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) study found.

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