Can we really close the render pay gap?
n line with the International Labour Organization’s Global Wage Report 2016/2017, the 2017 National Salary Structure Surveyfinds that, in Spain, women earn an average of €20,051.58 per year, compared to the €25,992.76 average salary for men. In other words, on average, women earn 77.1% of what their male counterparts do. Moreover, in 2017, 18.2% of women earned less than or below the minimum wage, compared to 7.4% of men. This data clearly reveals that the much-talked-about gender pay gap does indeed exist.
Since the pay gap means that women’s salaries are below those of men, female workers are paying less into social security coffers. This, in turn, leads to unbalanced pension payments and other benefits. There have been no solid explanations to justify this unequal treatment.
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