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07 Mar 2018, Gergana Bencheva, EMIS Editor

Estonia’s gap between men, women’s pay biggest in EU

Estonia registered the biggest gap, 25.3%, between the payment of men and women in the whole European Union (EU) for 2016, The Baltic Course reported citing a survey conducted by Eurostat. The narrowest gaps were detected in Romania and Italy, or 5.2% and 5.3%, respectively.

The average gap for the EU stood at about 16%. Among the other countries with significant difference between the pay of men and women were the Czech Republic with 21.8% and Germany with 21.5%.

However, it should be noted that Estonia’s statistics bureau Statistics Estonia and Eurostat use different methodologies for calculating the gender pay gap. According to Statistics Estonia’s calculations, the gap in the country in 2016 was 20.9%, The Baltic Course noted.

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