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Gender Pay Gap Report - Definition & Key Terms
Gender Pay Gap Report
Your report should include the following sections:
This should include:
Title of the report (the assignment question).
Title of the module.
Trimester of study (e.g. Trimester 1, 2022/2023).
Date of submission.
Word count. This should exclude the Cover Page, Executive Summary, Contents Page, Reference List and in-text citations e.g. (Smith, 2021).
Executive Summary (not included in the word count)
This should summarise each section of the report and its key points.
Contents Page (not included in the word count)
This should show section headings with page numbers.
Introduction (suggested: 300 words)
Include definitions of any key terms (e.g. gender pay gap).
Include brief relevant background information (e.g. gender pay gap statistics).
Include a statement of aims which summarises the main aims of the report.
Findings (suggested: 1200 words, 300 per subsection)
Divide the Findings section into 4 subsections.
The First Subsection Your first subsection should have the following subtitle (choose only ONE of the words in
italics): The Gender Pay Gap in the . Choose the word which is most relevant to your degree. Healthcare/Finance/Legal/Hospitality Industry In this section, you should write about the gender pay gap in your chosen industry.
The Other 3 Subsections
In each of the other 3 subsections, you should write about one cause of the gender pay gap. It is up to you whether these causes are specific to your chosen industry.
Each subsection needs a subtitle. You may either write your own subtitle or choose from the subtitles on the next page (in
purple). The explanations (in brackets) have been included to help you.
Differences between Sectors (gender proportions in low-paid vs highly-paid sectors, and how this causes the gender pay gap).
Unpaid Work (the proportion of unpaid work such as caring/childcare that tends to be done by different genders, and how this causes the gender pay gap).
Gaps in Employment (e.g. due to childbirth or caring responsibilities, and how this causes the gender pay gap).
Expectations in Highly-Paid Roles (e.g. expectations of availability/flexibility and gender-related barriers to meeting these expectations, and how this causes the gender pay gap. This could include an analysis of societal expectations of different genders).
Unconscious Bias (how employers may be unaware of their own prejudice, and how this can cause the gender pay gap).
Economic Freedom (e.g. how governmental policies and spending cause the gender pay gap. You may find the compulsory source helpful for this section). Key ideas should be supported with reliable, relevant source evidence.
(suggested: 150 words) Conclusion
This should summarise the key points from the Findings section and make it clear what the most important points are.
(suggested: 350 words) Recommendations
Include an introductory statement explaining the purpose of the section.
Include three recommendations. Give each one a subtitle. You should create these subtitles yourself.
Use bullet points (one per recommendation).
Each recommendation must clearly link to a factor you have already discussed in the Findings.
Each recommendation should be supported by research.
(not included in the word count) Reference List
This is list of all the sources you have cited.
This list must follow the conventions of Harvard referencing.
Appendices (optional, not included in the word count)
Any figures, diagrams or tables etc. can be included here.
Note that there is no expectation for students to include this section.