Women earn less than men in Poland: new report
PR dla Zagranicy
Women in Poland earn PLN 700 (EUR 168, USD 200) a month less than men on average, the labour ministry has said.
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Women earn 7% to 18.5% less than their male counterparts, depending on the method used to select and calculate data, according to the ministry.
Meanwhile, the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, has said in report based on data from 2014 that women earn 7.7% less than men in Poland.
The wage gap in the EU averages at 16.7%.
Experts say, however, that the smaller difference in pay in Poland is not so much the result of efforts by employers as of the lower wages employees receive compared to their counterparts in other countries.
The bigger wage gap in Western European countries is also a result of women there often working part-time. Not many female employees can afford to do that in Poland, the PAP news agency reported.