Belgium -Less benefit entitlements enlarge gender pay gap -August 16, 2011

The fact that male workers have more chances to be entitled to additional social benefits (pension plan, additional sickness insurance, et cetera) enlarges the gender pay gap. This is a main conclusion of recent research by the HIVA institute and the Faculty of Economics of the Catholic University Leuven. Based on the vacancy and salary survey 2008, the researchers calculated the “net” pay gap at 14.3%. If the additional social benefits are included, the gap increases to 18.0%.

Dutch: http://www.abvv.be/web/guest/news-nl/-/article/313194 ...

French: http://www.abvv.be/web/guest/news-fr/-/article/317103 ...

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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