Estonia -Gender gap discussed -April 10, 2014

On ‘Equal Pay Day’, an initiative of the Ministry of Social Affairs, debates took place on the gender gap. In Estonia, women earn on average 30% less than men - the greatest difference in salaries in the European Union.

On ‘Equal Pay Day’, an initiative of the Ministry of Social Affairs, debates took place on the gender gap. In Estonia, women earn on average 30% less than men - the greatest difference in salaries in the European Union. The pay gap affects the quality of life and in the future as it has consequences for the pension benefits. There are several reasons for the gender gap; there is a link with the unequal distribution according to gender in education and the labour market, difficulties in combining work with family life, and outdated pension practices.

English: http://news.err.ee/v/economy ...

 

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