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
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.
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.