Austria has one of the highest Gender Pay Gaps (GPG) within the EU (19,9% of average gross hourly wage, EU-28: 16.0%). Only four countries have a higher GPG (EE, CZ, DE, UK, Eurostat 2017).

The Gender overall earnings gap – including differences in working time and participation rate – is much higher and amounts to 44.9 % (EU 39.6%, Eurostat 2014). This number is highly relevant in terms of economic independence of women and their social security benefits – especially pensions.

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