Tackling the gender pay gap in the European Union
The gender pay gap is the difference between men’s and women’s pay, based on the average difference in gross hourly earnings of all employees. On average, women in the EU earn around 16 % less per hour than men. The gender pay gap varies across Europe. It is below 10 % in Slovenia, Malta, Poland, Italy, Luxembourg and Romania, but wider than 20 % in Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Estonia. Although the overall gender pay gap has narrowed in the last decade, in some countries the national gender pay gap has actually been widening (Hungary, Portugal). The gender pay gap... exists even though women do better at school and university than men. On average, in 2012, 83% of young women reach at least upper secondary school education in the EU, compared to 77.6 % of men. Women also represent 60 % of university graduates in the EU.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Justice (European Commission) - Now known as... - Now known as... Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (European Commission) Themes: Working conditions
- Subject: equal pay , equal treatment , gender equality , position of women , remuneration of work , women's rights
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