, Muhammad Imran Khan

, Muhammad Imran Khan
Start date:
September 2021
Research Topic:
Investigating the Gender Pay Gap in UK firms
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Professor Melanie Jones and Doctor Ezgi Kaya
Supervising school:
Cardiff Business School,
Primary funding source:
ESRC studentship
External Sponsor:
Government Equalities Office
Research keywords:

The aim of the research is investigating the Gender Pay Gap (hereafter, GPG) in UK at firms level. The difference in the average hourly wages between men and women across a workplace is called Gender Pay Gap.
In labour economics , there is vast literature available on analysing the GPG at individual level, but few studies has been done in UK at firms level due to non availability of data.
In 2017, The parliament make effort for tackling the Gender Pay Gap issue by amendment of Equality Act 2010. These amendments are called as “Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017”. According to the regulations an employer who has 250 or more employees must publish information related to pay every year.
We will use the above reported data and analyse the GPG at firm level to answer different questions related to GPG.