LONDON — Women are paid less than men for doing the same work, and are twice as likely to drop out of college, new research finds.
The study of more than 1,400 women and men ages 18 to 35 across 18 countries found that men and women in every country were paid the same, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
But women in the U.K. were paid less, the highest in the European Union, than men, and that gap narrowed the most in Norway.
The gender pay ratio was even more even in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Germany, where women earned less than their male counterparts.
The researchers found that for each dollar paid to men, women earned about 1.5 cents less, compared with a pay ratio of 0.7 cents.
In the U!
U.S., women earned only 0.3 cents less per dollar than men.
Men earned less in every region of the world except Japan, where they earned 1.6 cents less.
In Britain, women earn more than men in all regions except in the North East and South East of England, where men earned less.
The findings are from the World Bank’s Gender Pay Gap Project, which uses information from a variety of sources to create statistical models of inequality.
It is a project that is not tied to the World Economic Forum.
Researchers analyzed data from a number of sources including the Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development, the Organization For Economic Cooperation, the World Resources Institute, the United Nations, and the United States Census Bureau.
The data was collected in 2010 and 2011.
The U.S. was the only country to show a gender pay-gap, but it was not the largest in the study, which found a gender gap of 2.3 percent in the United Kingdom.
The pay gap is smaller in other countries, such as the U .
K. where it was 3.3.
In Australia, women make about 2.8 cents less than the equivalent male worker, while in Canada women earned 2.4 cents less on average than men but were paid nearly twice as much.
In Germany, women made 2.9 cents less a dollar than the same male worker.
Women in Norway and Finland were paid roughly twice as little as men.
In the U., women made less than 1 cent less per hour than men on average.
For the U !
women earned $2,958.70 per year, or $4,500 a year, but they made less per day than men who earned $1,939.40 per year.
In India, where gender inequality is the worst in the world, women in their 30s earned about $1.85 less per year than men of the same age in the same region.
Women earned $936 per year in the Middle East and North Africa, but in the South Asia region, they earned $8.80 less per month.