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Gender gap: Women still earning less than male counterparts [Southeast Europe]

Author: Ivana Jovanovic, Southeast European Times, Published on: 2 April 2012

Salary inequality between men and women [in Southeast Europe] is common. Although women and men are equal in the eyes of the law, they are not paid equally, largely due to a series of factors including stereotypes, unequal access to education, and discrimination…The gender paygap…as well as discrimination, are caused by assessing the value of jobs, Reiko Tsushima, senior specialist of Work and Gender Equality at the International Labour Office (ILO) for Central and Eastern Europe…[said]..To...Tsushima, the solution in the Balkans and beyond is clear. "...businesses have to remove barriers for women to access higher paying jobs, put in place measures to enable workers to balance work and family..." Lastly, she advised businesses to "revise wage structure through a job evaluation free from gender bias."

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