Gender Pay Gap Reporting and “Meaningless” Statistics

The gender pay gap reporting measures, mandated by the UK government, mean large companies self-administer gender pay statistics in their organisation. This data can then be viewed by the public. These reporting measures have now entered its second year. The Royal Statistical Society has published a series of recommendations on how to improve this reporting, including better guidance, calculators, and enhanced measures.

This article will consider multiple issues: the supposed ‘myth’ of the gender pay gap, statistical misunderstandings and…