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Effects of Covid-19 on equal pay

Efforts to eliminate the gender pay gap have been going on for decades, with slow and sometimes painful progress. And the pandemic may have led to a backwards step, says Xenia Taliotis

Economic analysis

Back in 1970, the Equal Pay Act (EqPA) was passed, finally prohibiting unequal pay and working conditions between men and women. The campaigners and strikers downed their placards and waited for the dawning of a new and fairer age.