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Aug. 4, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women in the United States are paid less for equal work than men in all industries and a new report released on Thursday showed the widest discrepancy in wages is between married men and women with children. Fathers earned the highest overall median salaries at about $67,900, compared to $46,800 for married mothers, and single women with children had the lowest median salary at $38,200" (para 1-2). "While men's salaries kept increasing until the age of 50 to 55, reaching a median salary of $75,000, the report showed women's wages hit a plateau between 35 to 40 years old at about $49,000. The gender pay gap widened further as the ...more
July 26, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the Department of Statistics, the average monthly wage for public sector employees amounts to 412 Jordanian dinars [$580], compared to 338 Jordanian dinars [$476] for private sector employees, with a gap in favor of males amounting to 63 Jordanian dinars [$88] and 69 Jordanian dinars [$97], respectively" (para 16).
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-DATA-1

¨Last week, a Polish member of the European Union Parliament, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, said during a debate,´Of course women must earn less than men because they are weaker, they are smaller, they are less intelligent´¨(para 14)
July 5, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

¨Al-Monitor: You are also responsible for senior citizens. Do you think that elderly women are worse off than elderly men? Gamliel: Indeed. For a large part of their lives, women cut back on their activities so that they can raise their children, and they lose a decade from their pension. They retire somewhat earlier than men, and their pension savings, if they have any, are very limited. As a result, they retire with much less money and are dependent on their partners¨(para 18-19)
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee is, however, concerned at reports of poverty among women, in particular women heads of households, widows, women with disabilities and older women. The Committee is especially concerned at their living conditions owing to a wide gender gap in pension benefits. The Committee is also concerned that the Act on the Provision of Disaster Condolence Grants widens the income disparity between men and women since: a) the condolence grant is doubled for persons who are the 'primary source of income'; and b) it gives priority to heads of households, who are often men, to access disaster relief loans" (13)
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"the Committee remains concerned at: The widening gender pay gap, which is partly attributable to the inadequate enforcement of the principle of equal pay for work of equal value" (11)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Figure 2.3 shows the median annual earnings for women and men employed full-time, year-round, disaggregated by race/ethnicity as of 2013. For all, women make $38,000 and men make $48,000. Asian/Pacific Islander women make $46,000 and men make $59,000. White women make $40,000 and men make $52,000. Black women make $34,000 and men make $37,500. Native American women make $31,000 and men make $37,000. Hispanic women make $28,000 and men make $30,900. Women of other races and multiracial women make $38,000 and men make $45,000 (47)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

In Table 2.1, it shows that as of 2015, the earnings ratio between women and men employed full-time, year-round is 79.2% (39)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

“if all working women aged 18 and older were paid the same as comparable men—men who are of the same age, have the same level of education, work the same number of hours, and have the same urban/rural status—the poverty rate for all working women would be cut in half from 8.1 percent to 3.9 percent. The poverty rate for working single mothers would fall from 28.7 percent to 15.0 percent” (143, 145)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

“Carnevale, Strohl, and Melton (2011) found that for nine out of the ten majors with the highest earnings for women, the earnings of women who had bachelor’s degrees in these fields and worked full-time, year-round were less than the earnings of similar men. Only women with bachelor’s degrees in information sciences earned more than their male counterparts” (137)
May 5, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"A Eurobarometer survey published in March estimated the gender pay gap in the country at 19.8 percent...Outside experts and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, and Family asserted that the wage differences were in part due to a lack of an efficient network of preschool facilities, job-sharing practices, and part-time employment opportunities" (18).
April 26, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to a European Commission report, the gender wage gap in 2013, the latest year for which data were available, was 6.4 percent. A report published in 2013 by the Supreme Audit Chamber on the remuneration of men and women in the public sector stated 80 percent of women earned less than men in the same or similar positions in ministries, central government offices, local government offices, and government-owned companies" (28).
April 21, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, the average hourly wage of female employees in 2012 was 82 percent that of their male counterparts for similar work" (25).
April 6, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the March Eurobarometer survey on gender equality, the average salary of female workers was 15 percent lower than that of their male counterparts" (23).
March 28, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Using Eurostat’s methodology, Statistics Iceland published a report in May showing the gender pay gap amounted to 18.3 percent overall in 2014, with 19.9 percent in the private sector and 13.2 percent in the public sector...According to a salary survey of its members conducted by the country’s largest labor union, the VR, and published in September, the gender-based pay gap amounted to 9.9 percent after taking into consideration age, length of employment, profession, job sector, education, number of employees supervised, number of hours worked, and shift work" (11).
March 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women’s salaries lagged behind those of men by approximately 24 percent" (28).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"In the private sector, several work areas, which used to be predominantly male oriented, began engaging female workers at the same pay scale, including the public transportation and construction industries" (38).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Job vacancy notices routinely specified that the employer sought only male or only female applicants, and women earned approximately 61 percent less than men for equal work" (11).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The 2014 Global Gender Gap Report estimated earned income of women was 58 percent that of men, and women on average received 64 percent of men’s salaries for comparable work" (17).
March 10, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Japanese women earned 66 percent of their male counterparts’ wages for equal work, while in the United States women earned 65 percent" (para 3).
March 10, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Japanese women earned 66 percent of their male counterparts’ wages for equal work, while in the United States women earned 65 percent" (para 3).
March 10, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"In 2015, female to male estimated income levels show that Taiwanese women earned 83 percent of what their male colleagues earned, meaning that the wage gap was 17 percent, much lower than the United States and Japan...In 2015, average monthly salaries for women in Taiwan grew by 2.9 percent, a faster rate than their male counterparts at 2.3 percent" (para 3).
March 9, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The working conditions in factories in India that produce for Dutch clothing brands are downright bad. No garment worker earns a living wage. More than one third of the workers not even get the official minimum wage. Mandatory overtime is often not paid, intimidation is widespread and women earn even less than men. Also, some factories do not take care of social insurances and medical expenses" (para 1). "It also found that on an average a worker earn just €100 per month, after deduction of various fines often not more than €90 which is much less than €256, a living wage for workers in India set by Asia Floor Wage. ...more
March 8, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"In August 2014 the German Institute for Economic Research published a study indicating that women’s per capita gross income, including income from property, interest, and investments, was 49 percent that of men" (19). "A 2014 study by the German Statistics Office found that women’s wages were on average 22 percent less than those of men, and women less frequently held managerial and executive positions. The gap was considerably larger in the western part of the country (23 percent) than in the east (9 percent). The survey also found that the gender pay gap increased with age. Based on 2010 data, the latest to include structural adjustments, the gap narrowed to ...more
March 3, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to Eurostat, in 2013the average gross hourly earnings for men in the country were 19 percent higher than for women, without adjusting for type of employment" (12).
Feb. 23, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Despite possessing a higher average level of education than men, women’s average earnings in 2014 were 29.9 percent lower than those of men for the same work" (17).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law requires equal pay for equal work, but according to the 2014 World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report, the average wage paid to women for comparable work was 55 percent of compensation paid to men" (19).
Feb. 17, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to a government study published in March, women’s average monthly income was $443.60, compared with men’s average monthly income of $548.15" (32). "In March the Inter-American Development Bank reported the average income of women was 14 percent lower than that of men, although other studies indicated that women represented 55.5 percent of the university population and worked an average of 17 hours more per week" (44).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the InterAmerican Development Bank, on average women received 16 percent lower pay than men in jobs of equal content and requiring equal skills. In 2013 the average unemployment rate among men was 9.9 percent of the active labor force, while for women it was 16 percent" (30-31).
Feb. 13, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to a press report, women overall earned 17 percent less than men in 2014. The gender pay gap was 24 percent in white-collar occupations and 22 percent in the financial sector" (12).