POSTPONED: ESWG seminar on the Gender Pay Gap
This event has been postponed. Information about a rescheduled date will be announced in due course.
This event aims to provide an insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the UK’s current system and how it could be improved in the future.
Agenda - Shaw Library
13:30 – 14:00 Arrival and registration
14:00 – 14:20 Welcome and opening remarks, Professor Jen Rogers (RSS Vice-President for External Affairs)
14:20 – 15:00 Gender Pay Gap over time and space – Dr Judith Shapiro (LSE)
The gender pay gap has in recent years taken centre stage, generally as a single headline figure representing one of the remaining inequalities between men and women in the UK. This opening talk looks at the measurement in its broader socio-economic and (short and very long- run) historical context, and then provides a critical overview of the currently fiercely competing theoretical and empirical views on the meaning of this metric. We will also consider the relationship of this pay gap to other dimensions of gender equality and current international attempts at gender equality rankings.
15:00 – 15:20 Discussion
15:20 – 15:40 Refreshment break
15:40 – 15:45 Chair to introduce next speaker
15:45 – 16:20 How widespread was good & bad practice for gender pay gap reporting analysis in the UK in 2018? - Nigel Marriott CStat
By requiring all employers to publish their gender pay gaps, HR professionals are now required to be statisticians in addition to their day job. My 20 years of experience of teaching non-statisticians basic stats tells me that many employers will struggle to analyse & understand their pay gaps and to identify actions to close them. Rather than rely on my intuition, I have undertaken an in-depth audit of a stratified random sample of at least 250 employers to measure how well employers are reporting, analysing and interpreting their payroll data for pay gaps. My audit should highlight the best and worst practices and I will use this to make recommendations for improvements. These recommendations will build on the Royal Statistical Society’s 10 recommendations for improving gender pay gap reporting which can be found here.
16:20 – 16:40 Discussion
16:40 – 17:00 Panel session- Judith Shapiro (LSE), Nigel Marriott (LSE) and Roger Smith (ONS)
17:00 – Chairs closing remarks
The event is being organised by the Economic Statistics Working Group (ESWG), which brings together the Royal Statistical Society, the Office for National Statistics, the Royal Economic Society, the Society of Professional Economists and the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence. ESWG is indebted to LSE for kindly acting as its host.
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The Office for National Statistics is following the latest scientific advice and our events are currently set to go ahead as planned. The government is keeping the situation under review and any future decisions will be based on the latest clinical guidance available. (9 March 2020)
Organiser Name Caroline Lewis
Organising Group(s) Royal Statistical Society, Royal Economic Society, the Society of Professional Economists, ESCoE and the Office for National Statistics