Switzerland dedicated CHF 22.6 billion to research and development (R&D) in 2017, 2% more than in 2015, the year of the last survey. Enterprises remained the main producers of research accounting for more than two thirds of expenditure.
On the FSO’s behalf, B, S, S. Economic Consultants analysed the gender wage gap (ESS 2016). It showed the following: What share of the wage gap can be explained by factors such as age, education and sector? What share of the gap remains unexplained?
The structural survey is a component of the Population Census and complements information obtained from registers with additional statistics on the structure of the population. In this survey, part of the population fill in a written questionnaire.