Poland - Gender pay gap documented - January 31, 2018

Women earn PLN 700 (168 euro) a month less than men on average, the labour ministry has said. Depending on the method used to select and calculate data, women earn 7% to 18.5% less than their male counterparts. Industrial relation experts say that, although it looks that the country’s gender pay gap is smaller than the EU-average, the smaller difference in pay is not so much the result of efforts by employers as of the lower wages employees receive compared to their counterparts in other countries. The bigger wage gap in Western European countries is also a result of women there often working part-time.

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