Equal Pay in Practice:
Comparative Research on Policy Implementation
Date: 20 - 21 June 2022
Convenors: Amy G. Mazur (Washington, USA), Isabelle Engeli (Exeter, GBR), Ania Plomien (London, GBR), Sophie Pochic (Paris, FRA), Alexandra Scheele (Bielefeld, GER)
The goal of this workshop is to bring together scholars who have been conducting research on the implementation of private sector equal pay policies in post industrial democracies in order to present and discuss their in-progress research and prepare their papers to be eventually published in a special issue of a social science journal or an edited book, to be determined at the workshop. As previous studies have shown, gender wage gaps have been difficult to narrow, in part due to the limits of regulatory policies and collective negotiations. Thus, this workshop contributes to understanding the obstacles and opportunities to achieving gender wage equity and gender equality more broadly speaking. The highly interdisciplinary group of scholars has been brought together within the context of the Gender Equality Policy in Practice Network (GEPP), which seeks to promote the systematic study of the implementation and outcomes of gender equality policies in terms of gender transformation and women’s empowerment. At this point, research will be presented on Albania, Austria, Australia, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK, the USA. In addition to a focus on country-based research findings at both the national and sub-national levels, workshop discussions, as well as the publication coming out of the workshop, will address cross-national and regional trends in the dynamics and determinants of the practice and impacts of equal pay policy.