Ombudsperson for Gender Equality gave statement about gender pay and pension gap for daily national newspapers Jutarnji list. Ombudsperson emphasized that in 2018 average salary for men was 8837 kuna and for women 7711 kuna, so gender pay gap was 12,74%, 0,45% lower than in 2017.
When it comes to the division by areas of activity, average pay for women is markedly lower in 16 from 19 areas of activity, especially in the area of “finance and insurance” and “health care and social welfare”. Women are more represented in these areas, but there is a greater representation of women in hierarchically lower positions. The glass ceiling is barrier that prevents women from being elevated to high level positions with better salaries. The causes of the pay gap as follows, part time jobs, occupational segregation, glass ceiling phenomen and work-life balance (family responsibilities).
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