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Are women paid less than men for the same work?

Source: The Economist

  • Although the average woman’s salary in Britain is 29% lower than the average man’s, the gap is the result of differences in rank, compensation rates, and the nature of the job.
  • According to data for 8.7m employees worldwide, women in Britain make just 1% less than men who have the same function and level at the same employer. In most European countries, the discrepancy is similarly small.