Norway - Gender inequalities in the world of work - June 1, 2019

According to figures from the annual Norwegian Work Research Institute’s 2019 barometer the gender pay gap among full-time employees in the country remains at 20%. After adjusting for age, education, sector and several other factors, there is still a 13 % gender difference. The barometer also measures the difference between how much influence the responders felt they had over their own work situation. While 47 % of the men said they had a lot of influence only 42 % of the women said the same. Asked whether they felt they could control how their organised their own work, the difference was considerably larger. While 63 % of the men put themselves on 4 to 5 on a scale to five, where 1 was no influence at all and 5 was a lot of influence, only 45% of the women respondents did the same.

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For more information, please contact Sanne van der Gaag or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) sannevandergaag@deburcht.org or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Steve Coulter scoulter@etui.org. For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org.


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