Addressing the gender pay gap: Government and social partner actions

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25 March 2010
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08 March 2010
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Abstract

Wage differentials between men and women across Europe are a major policy concern for the European Commission and the social partners. This report provides an overview of national studies on the gender pay gap, and examines the policies and actions of governments and social actors to combat pay discrimination. The report first reviews quantitative and qualitative studies on the unadjusted and adjusted pay gap and examines the many factors cited to explain the wage differentials. Then it explores specific actions carried out by governments to reduce the gender pay gap, such as legislative measures, general recommendations, monitoring procedures and suppport for low-paid occupations. It also looks at joint initiatives and collective bargaining undertaken by the social partners, as well as highlighting successful good practice examples. An executive summary is available (see also Related content).
 

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    Number of Pages: 
    43
    Reference No: 
    EF1018
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    Addressing the gender pay gap: Government and social partner actions

    Wage differentials between men and women across Europe are a major policy concern for the European Commission and the social partners. This report provides an overview of national studies on the gender pay gap, and examines the policies and actions of governments and social actors to combat pay discrimination. The report first reviews quantitative and qualitative studies on the unadjusted and adjusted pay gap and examines the many factors cited to explain the wage differentials. Then it explores specific actions carried out by governments to reduce the gender pay gap, such as legislative measures, general recommendations, monitoring procedures and suppport for low-paid occupations. It also looks at joint initiatives and collective bargaining undertaken by the social partners, as well as highlighting successful good practice examples. An executive summary is available.

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    EF10181
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    Addressing the gender pay gap: Government and social partner actions - Executive summary

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    Eurofound
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    The report draws on quantitative and qualitative research to give an overview of the situation regarding the gender pay gap across EU Member States. It identifies policies and initiatives issued by the national governments and the social partners that are aimed at addressing the gender pay gap and highlights some good practice initiatives taken by companies in this area. A report is available (see also Related content).
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