Around The World, Women Are More Skeptical of Their Employers Than Men Are

By Sarah Todd | Quartz | May 07, 2019

By now you are probably familiar with the gender pay gap. But have you heard about the gender trust gap?

According to a global survey (pdf) of more than 33,000 people in 27 countries, women around the world trust institutions less than men do. The findings, from the public-relations firm Edelman, hold across every category—from businesses to government to the media and even NGOs. Women in Germany, the US, Japan, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates had the biggest gaps in institutional trust compared to men in their respective countries.

There’s good reason for women to be wary. After all, women in both developed and developing countries face a range of systemic injustices, from wage gaps to discriminatory economic policies, demeaning media messages, unfair school admissions policies, and a “pink tax” that means that women regularly pay more for products and services, all while facing higher interest rates.

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