Sweden - Earnings report shows gender gap - June 30, 2018

A report, from recruiting agency Jurek, concluded that female job applicants both ask for and receive lower salaries than their male peers. The report also shows that candidates with foreign-sounding names are typically offered lower pay. The authors speak about discrepancies, which are creating an ‘unsustainable situation’ on the labour market. The report, which was based on 1,875 interviews with job candidates during 2018, concluded that male natives earn more than their female peers or those with non-Swedish names, even taking into account job role, level of education, and experience.

Read on: in English …   The report: in Swedish

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