Estonia has biggest pay gap in the EU eighth year in a row (4)

Estonia's 28.3% gender wage gap is the highest in the EU. (PA Wire/Scanpix)
3/7/2016 11:58 PM
Category: News

Estonia has the biggest gender pay gap in the EU for the eighth year in a row, according to Eurostat data.

According to Eurostat’s most recent statistics, men’s and women’s average wages differed by 28.3 percent in Estonia, reported ETV’s news broadcast “Aktuaalne kaamera.”

In 2007, the difference was 30 percent, and the smallest pay gap so far has been 26.5 percent, in 2009.

The average across the EU, 16 percent, was thus almost half of what it was in Estonia in 2014.

According to data from last spring, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany were in slightly better shape than Estonia, with a wage gap of approximately 22 percent; the smallest gap between male and female wages was to be found in Slovenia, at 2.9 percent. Malta, Poland and Luxembourg were also near the top of the latter list.

Editor: Aili Sarapik

The name field cannot be empty
No more than 50 characters
Comment field cannot be empty
No more than 50 characters
Comment field cannot be empty
No more than 1024 characters
{{error}}

Message forwarded to the editor

This Ip-address has limited access

See also

There are no comments yet. Be the first!

Reply to comment

+{{childComment.ReplyToName}}:
Reply to comment
Reply

Laadi juurde ({{take2}})
The name field cannot be empty
No more than 50 characters
Comment field cannot be empty
No more than 1024 characters
{{error}}
Add new comment

Features