Date lodged: 1 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what work it is doing to identify economic gender inequality.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 8 February 2017
We recognise that good quality data on gender inequality is key to designing effective policy solutions. The Scottish Government have produced a range of research outputs in this field and are working to increase the evidence base further. The Fairer Scotland Action Plan, published in October 2016, announced a number of research actions including a Gender Equality Index and an updated Equality Evidence Strategy.
The Scottish Government strongly supports inclusive growth based on equal opportunities and a fair and inclusive jobs market. No one should be denied opportunities because of their gender.