The Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona has reported that the wage gap between Catalan men and women remain at 19% this year. Catalan men earns on average a 53,8% more than women, similarly in Balears and País Valencià. The UK has the sixth-largest pay gap between men and women in the European Union.
(By Jakub Marian) There are several reasons why women earn less than men on average, most notably low representation of women at high-paying positions, such as managers, CEOs, etc. The recently published study by Eurostat shows that only 33% of managers were female, while only 36% of sale and service workers were male.
The study by Eurostat also showed that the wage gap varies greatly among countries. The following map shows how much less, on average, female workers earn per hour as a percentage of average male workers’ wage. (No caption = no data available.)
Note: The underlying blank map is due to Tindo and licensed from fotolia.com.