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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 23.07.2019, 06:49

Gender pay gap increased in Lithuania in 2017

BC, Vilnius, 04.07.2018.Print version
The gender pay gap increased in Lithuania, except for agriculture, forest and fishing enterprises, and stood at 14.2% last year, up 0.8%age points, the latest figures from the Statistics Lithuania show, cites LETA/BNS.

Factors of social and economic character, and not legal factors, had impact on the increase in the gender pay gap, including the number of men and women working in a specific economic area, their profession, education, age, working time and other reasons.

The biggest pay difference for men and women was last year in the areas of finances and insurance and stood at 38.1%, followed by information and communication companies (28.2%) and healthcare and social work enterprises (28%).

The gender pay gap across the EU stood at 16.2% in 2016.

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