Czech Republic - Gender pay gap investigated - November 30, 2017

Women with university education have 29 percent lower salaries on average than their male colleagues, which means some 15,000 crowns less monthly, according to a study commissioned by the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry. The study suggests that the gender pay gap has been rising with increasing education levels. Overall, the country has the second highest difference in the average earnings of men and women (22%) in the EU. According to the authors, the gender gap is also caused by the prevailing stereotype seeing man as a breadwinner and woman as someone looking after the household. Other negative factors contributing to the gender pay gap are the lower employment rates among women, long maternity leave and low parental benefits that don’t motivate fathers to participate in childcare, as well as lack of nurseries. 

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