Wives earn less than husbands around world
As gender inequality remains a social barrier in human development, according to a recent global study, the difference in earnings between a heterosexual couple persists across countries, over time, and across rich and poor households.
The study of intra-household gender inequality in wages was conducted across 45 countries over a period from 1973 to 2016.
It claims there isn't a single country in the world where wives are paid more than their husbands, reports Republicworld.com.
The researchers, Professor Hema Swaminathan and Professor Deepak Malghan, of the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management in Bengaluru, conducted the survey and gathered data from 2.85 million households made up of heterosexual couples between the ages of 18 and 65 years.
The report describes that in India, gender inequality in labour force exists and there are a few women who go to work and they are less likely to be in full-time jobs.