Slovakia - Gender pay gap above EU average - November 30, 2018

When doing the same work, even if they are more experienced, women get paid less than their male counterparts. Although the country has reduced the gender pay gap over the last years it is still one of the most unequal nations in the European Union where it comes to gender bases wages differences. The differences in hourly wages earned by men and women in the country is now 19%. According to the Department for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities at the Labour Ministry, one of the biggest obstacles remains the occupational segregation of women. The fields of education, social work, healthcare and clerical work are female-dominated and defined by their precarious wages. Two-thirds of workers who earn the minimum wage are women.

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