Global Gender Gaps
Despite recent gains, global gender gaps in a number of areas remain wide. To mark Women’s History Month, we highlight our research on the potential credit-enhancing social and economic benefits for companies and governments if these gaps narrow.
  • Reports
    8 Documents
    02 MAR 2020|Sector In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
    Our examination of corporate boards at Moody's-rated companies in the European Union, UK and Norway shows a positive relationship between gender diversity and higher credit ratings.
    10 FEB 2020|Sector In-Depth|Consumer Trends|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
    Women have increased their share of higher-paying jobs that support consumption. But their student debt burdens are larger than men’s, a source of financial fragility.
    06 NOV 2019|Sector In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
    The boards of the investment-grade North American E&P companies are well positioned today to oversee their ongoing portfolio transitions toward unconventional plays.
    11 SEP 2019|Sector In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
    Gender diversity at the board level is correlated with higher credit ratings. But regulatory mandates requiring gender diversity will require higher board turnover for affected companies.
    10 SEP 2019|Issuer Comment|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
    Higher labor force participation and employment among women adds to overall economic activity and the economy's growth potential.
    05 APR 2018|Sector Comment|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
    The disclosure of gender-based pay gaps in asset management likely will give companies with smaller gaps a competitive advantage in attracting employees and investors.
    23 FEB 2018|Sector In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
    Fiscal measures aimed at mitigating demographic pressures by boosting female labor force participation will support growth and public finances.
    13 AUG 2017|Sector In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
    The economies best able to retain their credit strengths include those where strong local institutions are supportive of fostering higher workforce participation and productivity growth.