Low Representativeness of Women in Management Positions

The growth in the presence of women in the labour market, as well as the increase in their education, has not had an equivalent effect on access to decision-making and leadership positions (CIG, 2017a), which is one of the most visible forms of gender inequality in the universe of companies and organizations (Cavazotte et al., […]

Does precarious work have gender?

According to European Union (2017), part-time work contracts without term or involuntary part-time work are one of the most visible forms of job insecurity. This situation affects more women than men. In Portugal, the proportion of women working partially involuntarily is higher than the European Union average (EU28). For men, the difference between Portugal and […]

Gender pay gap in Portugal

In Portugal, there is a basic wage gap of 16.7% between men and women (990.05€ and 824.99€, respectively). If other salary components are considered, such as supplementary compensation, bonuses and benefits, the injustice is even greater, with a difference of around 19.9% (1207,76€ vs 966,85€) (CIG, 2017). The association between this differential and the qualification […]

Gender and work in Portugal – a “quick pic”

Since the 1970s, in Portugal, significant changes have been observed at the level of social policies on gender, namely a greater integration of women in the public space and also in the labour market (Ferreira & Monteiro, 2013). Nevertheless, the truth is that asymmetries and injustices persist in Portuguese companies and organizations: Portuguese women still […]

bridGEs – Opening session

Last March 10th, in the week that marked the International Women’s Day, took place the opening conference of the bridGEs project – Alto Minho Companies for Gender Equality. We are very grateful to all people who attended the event. Detailled information about the event can be found here. We were thrilled with the receptivity we […]