Gender And Family Research Series

The Role and Impact of Gender and Family in the Language Services Industry

Issues related to gender, the workplace, and family are among the most important social and political concerns today. Language services – translation, localization, interpreting, and related tasks – are frequently seen as a female-dominated profession, but little data has been available to compare with other industries.

  • What region of the world has the lowest language services gender pay gap?
  • Should gender balance be mandatory in the hiring process?
  • Which gender has experienced discrimination – either positive or negative – based on specific personal characteristics?
  • Who are more likely to reduce work hours, take time off, quit jobs, or turn down promotions to care for family members? 
A special thank you to GALA and Women in Localization for their assistance on this project.

Dig Deeper with Interactive Data

With over 2,100 responses, these datasets provide additional insight into the role of gender and family in language services, with breakouts by region, employer type, and company size for further comparisons.

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Employer type (LSP vs. Buyer)

Organization Size (Large vs. Small)

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