In Europe there are some tantalising signs of progress on women’s contribution to the economy: most notably, participation rates for women in the workforce have risen dramatically and continue to move up. In many European countries they are now above rates in the US.
In this episode of Talks at GS, CNN’s Clarissa Ward discusses her memoir On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist and her experience as an international war correspondent reporting from hot zones around the world including Iraq and Syria.
The Australian economy has benefited from a marked increase in female participation over the past decade. Still, a considerable gender gap persists. GS Research estimates that closing the gap between male and female employment rates would boost the level of Australian GDP by up to 8%. Read Report
The latest gender pay gap analysis from the Global Markets Institute reveals that the unexplainable share of the wage gap has increased — a sign there’s more work to be done. Read Report
In 1999, Goldman Sachs Research Strategist Kathy Matsui published a seminal research report on “Womenomics,” exploring how much Japan’s GDP could grow if more women were in the labor force. Now 20 years later, Matsui reflects on the progress that’s been made and where the challenges remain. Watch Video
It’s been 20 years since Chief Japan Strategist Kathy Matsui and her team at Goldman Sachs Research published their first “Womenomics” report on the link between Japan’s gender employment gap and GDP. With the publication of Womenomics 5.0, we check in on how the thesis has played out. Read More
Women's labor force participation in the US–which lags most other advanced economies–hit a 5-year high in December. Can the momentum continue? Goldman Sachs Research weighs in. Read Report