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By Psych Central News Editor

Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on October 9, 2009

The gender gap at work is still alive and well according to new research that examined gender roles in the workplace.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites women working 41 to 44 hours per week earn 84.6% of what men working similar hours earn. It gets worse as women work longer hours — women working more than 60 hours per week earn only 78.3% of what men in the same time category earn.

The disparity between men and women in the workplace is the subject of a recent study by Elisabeth Kelan, Ph.D., from King’s College London.

Dr. Kelan found that workers acknowledge gender discrimination is possible in modern organizations, but at the same time maintain their workplaces to be gender neutral. The author notes “gender fatigue” as the cause for workers not acknowledging that bias against women can occur.

The study, conducted in 2003-2004, included 26 men and women from two information communication technology (ICT) companies based in Switzerland. The companies were given assumed names for this study: “Redtech,” a local 50-person Swiss company and “Bluetech,” a subsidiary of a multinational enterprise, employing 3000 staff in Switzerland.

The World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report states, “No country in the world has yet managed to eliminate the gender gap.”

The findings are available in the September issue of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.

Source: Wiley-Blackwell

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