Mind the Gap

Defining the gap

  • the mean: add up the values for all people in a group, then divide by the number of people in that group;
  • the median: order the values; if there is an odd number of people: pick the middle one (if there is an even number: calculate the mean average of the middle two).
The BBC has used the median gender pay gap in its reporting, but others may use the mean.

Distributions

Collider Variables

This graph is for full-time pay.

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This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.