Despite Asia's many economic advances in the past decade, there has been little progress in improving the income discrepancy between men and women, and the wage gap could widen even further in the coming years, according to a new report.
According to new data from Euromonitor, women in the Asia Pacific region will earn 41.2 percent less than men by 2030, higher than global estimates of 35.7 percent in the same period.
This compares with the 38.2 percent income gap in 2013, which is higher than the global average of 33.6 percent, and 31.7 percent in 2000.
An Hodgson, Euromonitor's income and expenditure manager, says Asia will be the only region in the world with deteriorating gender income disparity from now to 2030.
Women in China appear to have it worst in the region; they earned 40.7 percent less than their male counterparts in 2013, more than double the 19.6 percent figure in 2000.