EU Sources -Gender gap still here to stay -March 05, 2015

Women earned 'on average' 16.4% less than men in EU.

Eurostat revealed that women earned on average 16.4% less than men in the European Union in 2013, with the gap even greater in many northern countries. At 29.9%, the biggest salary gap was in Estonia, followed by Austria at 23%, the Czech Republic at 22.1% and Germany at 21.6%. Eurostat published the figures ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday. The gap between women and men is not just in pay. Two thirds of the directors, executives and managers are men, while two thirds of office workers are women.

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