Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Male-Female Wage Differentials in Europe

As the table at left shows, France is in the middle of the pack when it comes to male-female wage inequality. (Source: Observatoire des inégalités)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

France does better than all the Scandinavian countries? Overall, I would have done a terrible job to predict this ranking. It's totally counter-intuitive and therefore really interesting.

Unknown said...

Note the caveat in the article about part-time work. These are annualized wages. If a country employs many women in part-time positions at relatively good wages, it will look good in these rankings but may not be so good for women who need full-time work. I don't know what the corrections for this factor would look like. I imagine that the age pyramid, participation rate, and other demographic factors are also relevant.

MYOS said...

It'd also be interesting to see the same chart with only jobs that require a college degree, on the one hand, and jobs that require a basic diploma only, on the other hand.

MYOS said...

Somehow, this chart also made me think of this book by Florence Aubenas, about women who work low-paying jobs.
http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/actualite/societe/20100211.OBS6614/dans-la-peau-d-une-femme-de-menage.html