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The Gender Pay Gap in the ICT Industry

The Gender Pay Gap in the ICT Industry
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Author(s): Angela Tattersall (University of Salford, UK), Claire Keogh (University of Salford, UK) and Helen Richardson (University of Salford, UK)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch169
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

This paper discusses the gender pay gap in the ICT sector 30 years after Equal Pay legislation came into force in the UK. Taking a critical and feminist approach our research has highlighted contributory factors of confidence and negotiation, salary secrets, penalties for ‘time-out’ and issues of part-time working. We conclude with some strategies to overcome the gender pay gap and suggest that the current situation is unacceptable in the 21st century in terms of social justice and for the economy and society as a whole.

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