Posted On 19 Jul 2017
In twelve months, the generation of adequate/full-time employment has not evolved at major scales due to the economic complexity experienced by the country, due to various factors.
Data reveal that there is gender inequity in the labor sphere. The income gap is an obvious example. In June, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC), an active man was paid an average salary of $ 355.7; while a woman’s income stood at $ 278.9. The difference between the two is $ 76.8.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) measures the magnitude of the gap between women and men annually on issues of participation in the economy, health, education, and politics.
According to the latest report published (2016), Nicaragua stood out as the Latin American nation with greater gender equity.
The report highlights the progress of Ecuador with a rating of 0.726, occupying the ninth place in the region and the 40th place in the world. The WEF highlights the country’s efforts to reduce gender gaps in the category of Participation and Opportunities for men and women (in June 2017 the unemployment rate stood at 5.9% for females and 3.5% for men).
The nations with the largest gender wage gap in Latin America are Guatemala in the 105th position worldwide; And Belize and the Dominican Republic in the 98th and 97th place, respectively. (I)