Iceland - Bridging the gender pay gap - October 31, 2017

Due to the gender wage gap, women across Europe will effectively be working without pay for a large portion of the year. According to data compiled from Eurostat on the gender wage gap, Iceland is in the top ten percentiles for largest gender wage gaps. Estonia ranked first, with women in that country effectively working without pay from September 23, with a gender wage gap of about 27%. Women in Iceland, where the gender wage gap is about 17.5%, will effectively work without pay from October 30. It bears mentioning that, according to Statistics Iceland, the gender wage gap is 16.1% in 2016, down from 17% in 2015.

Read on: in English …   The Statistics Iceland graphs and data, in English …

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