Definition of gender gap in English:

gender gap


  • The discrepancy in opportunities, status, attitudes, etc., between men and women.

    ‘Could it be that the most salient divide in our politics is not the gender gap, the marriage gap, or the religion gap, but instead the happiness gap?’
    • ‘There's quite a gender gap between the two candidates, isn't there?’
    • ‘The shrinking of the gender gap in income is ‘even more dramatic,’ he acknowledges.’
    • ‘The gender gap grew wider when football was added to the equation.’
    • ‘Working off of that baseline, the gender gap may not be so remarkable.’
    • ‘Because I am gay, my sexual proclivities are not hindered by a gender gap.’
    • ‘There is a gender gap in this country, and there's a difference in the way women vote and men vote.’
    • ‘So there's a big gender gap there in favor of men when it comes to Christmas spending this year.’
    • ‘He talked at one point about perceived problems of gender or a purported gender gap.’
    • ‘Is it because women share common interests or attitudes that there is a gender gap on support towards sovereignty?’
    • ‘But like other gender stories, the gender gap also conceals important political differences between women.’
    • ‘However, there was something of a gender gap in responses.’
    • ‘I've heard that knitting has crossed its traditional gender gap and now it's perfectly reasonable to see a guy working on a sweater while waiting for the bus.’
    • ‘In the same time period, they ran 392 articles on the gender gap.’
    • ‘This continuing gender gap becomes a larger problem as more and more women are responsible for the economic viability of their families.’
    • ‘The results show the existence of a noteworthy gender gap.’
    • ‘In Spain, however, there was no gender gap with 25 per cent of men and 25 per cent of women admitting they craved chocolate.’
    • ‘An emerging crop of young, talented female designers may change the gender gap in Indonesian fashion, traditionally dominated by men.’
    • ‘Surprisingly, the gender gap in newspaper reading has little to do with working moms or the presence of children in the household.’
    • ‘Though the gender gap in this sector has been reduced to some extent, contextualising the pedagogical system was of utmost importance.’