The project "Social and economic benefits of equal pay for women and men", also referred to as "Gender Pay Gap-E", launched this past Friday, December 11, its website and Facebook page. Also disclosed were the first results, which can be viewed here.
The project is part of the Work-life Balance Programme, within the scope of the EEA Grants 2014-2021, and will be developed during 18 months, by ISEG - School of Economics & Management - University of Lisbon. The Gender Pay Gap-E project seeks to estimate the potential increase in women's wages and the income of women and families in Portugal by eliminating pay inequality between men and women. At the same time, it intends to assess the consequences of this in the reduction of poverty in the country. It also intends to analyze the effect of the pay differential in Portuguese territories. This should highlight the territorial contexts in which mitigation of pay discrepancies will be more beneficial to the economy.
The "Social and economic benefits of equal pay for women and men" project is a project from Small Grant Scheme #1 - Studies on the economic impact of gender equality, within the scope of the Work-life Balance Programme operated by CIG and funded by EEA Grants.