Gender in language services

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Arle Lommel
Multilingual September 2017
Business

Worldwide, women tend to make less money than men do. Professions that are dominated by women — even highly skilled ones — see pay fall relative to those dominated by men. So how does the language industry stack up?...

Studies indicate that women who work bear greater burdens at home than do men, and that they are more likely to have to spend time away from work during their careers. In order to obtain perspective on the topic, Common Sense Advisory (CSA Research) collaborated with several industry organizations, including the Globalization and Localization Association and Women in Localization, to launch and promote a survey to gather data specific to the language services industry. After consulting with various surveys and research in the area, CSA Research analysts developed the pro bono survey to explore various aspects of the issue, for both male and female respondents....


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