They linked the significant income gap between sexes to “tradition”.
On March 13, the UN Moscow office will present the report "Voluntary National Review on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", which was prepared with the participation of the Ministry of Economic Development, the Russian government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other departments.
According to RBC, which has the text of the report at its disposal, Russian officials report to the world community on the achievement of the sustainable development goals until 2030. One of the key areas in which Russia still has big problems is the ability to ensure gender equality and the empowerment of women. So, for example, the speakers note the gap in wages of women and men.
In October 2017, the ratio of the average wages of women and men was 71.7% (32.6 thousand rubles versus 45.5 thousand rubles).
One of the reasons for this state of affairs, the speakers named "the traditional intra-family division of labor."
This means that women deliberately prefer to give up higher wages (and, accordingly, more busy work) in favor of having and raising children and running a household.
Another problem in the area of gender inequality is the unequal distribution of women and men by profession and position. The former find themselves employed in less paid positions. Also, women predominantly work in the public sector, where wages are low and the level of social protection is high.
To solve the problem of remuneration for women, the authors propose to raise public sector wages.