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It’s 2021 and women are still earning less than men on average. However, the gender pay gap has narrowed somewhat in Luxembourg.
Compared to other OECD countries, the gender pay gap in Luxembourg is relatively small, as shown by a graph published on Twitter ahead of « International Equal Pay Day » on Saturday.
Luxembourg has a percentage of 4, 1 the 34th lowest gender pay gap in the 38 OECD countries. Costa Rica has the smallest gap, as women on average earn as much as men. Women are worst off in South Korea, where the gender pay gap is 32.5%.
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The Luxembourg minister for equality between men and women, Taina Bofferding, said before the « International Day of the Same Payment « made a statement on Friday. Equal pay for women and men is an obvious necessity, which is also anchored in Luxembourg legal texts.
Although Luxembourg occupies a good position in EU comparison, men in Luxembourg earn an average of around 67,675 euros, while women according to current figures of Statec earn only 62,829 euros. In recent years, the gender pay gap in Luxembourg has steadily decreased and is now around 1.6 percent, said Bofferding.
The Ministry for Equality between Women and Men has set up the program to further combat the gender pay gap Introduced for positive action that allows employees to self-assess their salary.
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