Economics Schools Challenge – The gender pay gap
The theme of the game:
The gender pay gap
Who is the game suitable for:
GCSE or A-level students (or equivalent)
What is the task:
Produce a one-page poster that addresses the following:
Do you think that the gender pay gap is a problem – and why?
What do you think the government could require or encourage firms to do?
Are there other policy changes that could help to reduce the gender pay gap?
Handouts for students
Materials needed for creating a poster
Four-page brief containing background statistics on the gender pay gap, some arguments and evidence produced by economists on factors that might explain the gender pay gap
Case studies of large firms containing information about the gender pay gaps at the firms and some of the measures that they have introduced