Germany - Gender wage gap nothing to be proud of - March 31, 2016

Women workers in the country earn on average 21.6 percent less than men, according to government data. Only two countries in Europe recorded wage gaps between women and men that are higher. The wage gap between women and men is largely the result of differences in employment and promotion opportunities, patterns of employment and the role of women in society. Trade union confederation DGB cooperates with the government in a campaign ‘What should a woman earn? Economic independence’.

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