Definition of gender gap noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


gender gap

BrE BrE//ˈdʒendə ɡæp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒendər ɡæp//
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the difference that separates men and women, in terms of attitudes, opportunities and status Women have closed the gender gap in education in recent years. Progress on equal pay has slowed and the gender gap has widened again. Motivational factors may widen or narrow the gender gap in students' academic performance.