Research and analysis on women and the labour market, the pay gap, its causes, and solutions. This section includes statistical information on the gender pay gap in Scotland.
Close the Gap responds to consultations by the Scottish Government, and other key stakeholders, where appropriate.
This section contains guidance and tools that may assist employers in the public and private sectors to find and address gender pay gaps within their organisation.
Trade unions have a statutory role in public sector work to tackle gender pay gaps, and also work with private sector employers on delivering equal pay. This sections contains tools and information that may help unions with this work.
If you are not sure whether equal pay is an issue in your workplace, then the information in this section may be of assistance.
Here you will find resources from our Be What You Want work, which aims to address gender stereotyping and occupational segregation by supporting young people to make non-traditional subject choices.
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Gender Equality Pays: The economic case for addressing women's labour market inequality This paper presents research into the link between gender equality and economic benefit.
How mentoring and women's networks can address occupational segregation This report for policymakers outlines the evidence base for mentoring and women's networks as a means for addressing occupational segregation.
Public sector equality duty: Guidance for reporting on gender and employment This guidance provides information to help Scottish public authorities meet the public sector equality duty as it relates to gender and employment.
Securing Women's Futures: using Scotland's new social security powers to close the gender equality gap This joint report, produced with Engender, Scottish Women's Aid, Scottish Refugee Council and Carers Scotland, summarises why and how women are affected by social security policy and sets out ways in which new powers can be engaged to increase women’s equality in Scotland.
Submission to Economy, Energy and Tourism inquiry into work, wages and well-being Close the Gap's written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee's inquiry into work, wages and well-being.
Written evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee inquiry into future delivery of social security Close the Gap's written submission to the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee inquiry into the future delivery of social security in Scotland, November 2015.