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Female breadwinners on the rise in Europe

By Agnese Vitali About one in three women in cohabiting or married couples in the UK earned more than 50% of their household income in 2010, according to the Family Resources Survey, up from one in ten in 1980. But … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day 2013: Warum verdienen Frauen immer noch weniger als Männer?

Am 21. März, dem Equal Pay Day, protestieren Frauen weltweit gegen die Lohnlücke. Der Lohnunterschied zwischen Männern und Frauen ist nach wie vor enorm in Deutschland. Warum ändert sich so wenig? Bis zum 21. März – und damit 80 Tage … Continue reading

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What to do against gender discrimination in science?

Or how ‘John’ was offered more money and respect than ‘Jennifer’ despite having the same qualifications. An anonymous senior scientist on what must be done to change attitudes. I completed my PhD in 2001, when approximately 45% of biomedical PhD … Continue reading

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Comment réduire l’écart de salaire entre hommes et femmes?

Barbara Petrongolio, professeure d’économie à l’université de Queen Mary, explique comment analyser les différences hommes-femmes sur les marchés du travail européens.   “L’implication massive des femmes dans l’économie fait partie des évolutions majeures du monde du travail durant le siècle … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2012: Time for quotas!

The International Women’s Day on March 8 traditionally celebrates women’s economic, political and social achievements. On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2012, time is ripe to ask why gender gaps persist in many fields. Gender quotas in business and … Continue reading

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Gender equality ranking – clear winners and losers?

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report measures gender inequality in various nations by focusing on the gaps between men and women in the economic, political, educational and health spheres. Four critical areas of gender inequality are considered, which … Continue reading

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Reducing the gender wage gap in Europe – how to tackle the task ?

Women in Europe currently earn on average 17.5% less than men. Even though there is an increasing political will to reduce the gender wage gap, initiatives often do not have much impact, as the real reasons for the persisiting gender … Continue reading

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