Czech Republic -Women earn 23% less -March 16, 2015

Women earn 23% lower in Private sector and 17% lower in Public sector as compared to men.

The average wage of women is 23 percent lower than that of men, and their median pay differs by about 20 percent, according to data from the information system on the average pay of the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry. In the public sector, the difference in salaries is lower than in the private sector, the difference being 17 percent. The differences are partly caused by the fact that women work in worse-paid professions and work less hours.


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