Estonia - Research on the gender pay gap published - January 31, 2016

During a final seminar the Norway Grants project ‘Increased availability of gender pay gap statistics’, implemented by Statistics Estonia in order to study the pay gap, was discussed. The conference focused on giving an overview of the project and its implementation and discussing the Diversity Charter and related topics. According to the data, Estonia has the biggest gender pay gap in the EU. The resulting publication, published in December 2015, examines changes in the gender pay gap over time based on different background variables (ethnicity, education, etc.), and the factors (gender segregation, the activity of women in business, the influence of family and children, parental benefits, paternal leave, parental leave) which impact on the pay gap.


The report Indicators of Gender Equality (bilingual):

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at

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