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Gender pay gap: myth or reality?

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The gender pay-gap has long been an issue for feminists, but in the past year it has hit the headlines more than ever before. Feminists have called for quotas, pay-cuts for men and pay incentives for women to help level the playing field in the world of work. But is there really a gender pay gap? Is sexism in the workplace rife, or is the gender pay gap a by-product of the choices women make? Filmed at the Battle of Ideas by WORLDbytes volunteers the speakers do more than ‘stats-slinging’ to make their case.

The speakers are: Kate Andrews, Associate director for the Institute of Economic Affairs; Jessica Butcher MBE, Co-founder of Blippar/Inspiral; Fiona Mactaggart, Chair of Trustees for the Fawcett Society and Rebecca Reid, Columnist for the Telegraph Online. The chair is Ella Whelan, Columnist at spiked Magazine and author of What Women Want.

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