The gender pay gap in the ICT labour market : comparative experiences from the UK and New Zealand

BELGORODSKIY, Alexander, CRUMP, Barbara, GRIFFITHS, Marie, LOGAN, Keri, PETER, Raja and RICHARDSON, Helen (2012). The gender pay gap in the ICT labour market : comparative experiences from the UK and New Zealand. New Technology, Work and Employment, 27 (2), 106-119.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-005X.2012.00281.x
Link to published version:: 10.1111/j.1468-005X.2012.00281.x

Abstract

This paper addresses the issues surrounding gender pay gaps focusing on the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector of the labour market. Reporting on research conducted in the UK and New Zealand (NZ) we adopted a mixed method approach using comparable qualitative and quantitative research techniques to investigate pay issues amongst women working in ICT in the UK and NZ. Our findings reveal commonalities of experience and some interesting differences. Unlike with the UK sample, for example, in NZ women working in ICT do not believe that their pay reflects their workload, skills and their position within their own organisation. Our study found that non‐transparent pay and reward systems and salary secrets exacerbate inequality and discrimination in the UK and NZ. The paper concludes by offering some policy directions to encourage a narrowing of the gender pay gap and reflects on the benefits of doing cross‐national research.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > People, Work and Organisation
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-005X.2012.00281.x
Depositing User: Helen Richardson
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 10:17
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2014 15:48
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5684

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