Germany - Gender pay gap already early in career -October 1, 2009

Already at the start of their career, women experience a clear wage gap compared to men. Women with less than three years of experience earn on average 18.7% less than their male colleagues. As their careers develop, the gender pay gap increases. These are some outcomes of a recent research project, undertaken by the WSI institute in the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung and based on data from the German WageIndicator, Lohnspiegel. Says dr. Reinhard Bispinck, project leader, "These results cannot fully be explained by different occupational levels or specific career choices, they merely point at continuous wage discrimination."

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