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Gender Pay Equality

GENDER PAY GAP ACROSS EUROPE EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT POVERTY The gender gap exists even though women do better at school & university than men The effects of the gender gap can result in poverty over time, as reported in 2011 The overall employment rate for women in Europe is On average, women in the EU earn 62.4% 4 74.6% ↑ 83% 23% 16.2% compared to of young women reach at least upper secondary school in the EU compared to of women aged over 65 were at risk of poverty compared to less per hour than men 77.5%. 60% for men aged 20-64 17% 36% V 9.5% Women are the majority of part-time workers in the EU >10% of men of men This has a negative impact on career progression, training opportunities, pension rights & unemployment benefits, all affecting the gender gap Slovenia, Poland, Italy & Luxembourg of EU university graduates are women Largest and smallest pay gaps in the EU by country <20% CAUSES OF THE GENDER GAP 27.3% Estonia O Discrimination in the workplace 80% Different jobs, different sectors - In the health & social work sector alone, women make up 80% of all workers. Sectors where women are in the majority have lower wages than those dominated by men UK, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Austria & Estonia 13.9% 20.1% 22.2% 4.5% Ireland UK Germany Poland 21% O Workplace practices & pay systems 8.7% Czech Rep 20.5% Lux O Undervaluing of women's work & skills 23.7% Austria 2.3% Slovakia 32% Few women in senior & leadership positions 32% of scientists and engineers across Europe are women. 15.8% of board members in the biggest publicly- listed companies across the EU are women Slovenia 5.8% Italy 22% O Gender roles & traditions Greece 64.7% Balancing work & family responsibilities - In 2010, the employment rate for women with dependant children was only 64.7% compared with 89.7% for men with children Source - Tackling the gender pay gap in the EU' European Comission Report 2013 - Design - Heather Griffin

Gender Pay Equality

shared by Heather Griffin on Dec 18
The Gender Pay Gap measures the relative difference in the average gross hourly earnings of men and women as a whole. The latest figures from the EU Commission show pay differences of over 20% in som...


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