Gender equality

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Explained and unexplained gender pay gap

According to the analyses, based on the mean, the unexplained share in the gender pay gap for 2016 was 42.9% in the private sector and 34.8% in the public sector. In 2012, the corresponding shares were 40.9% and 38.8%.

Part-time working fathers

Among working fathers in couple households, the share of part-time workers decreases with the increasing age of the children: 16% work part-time when the youngest child is of pre-school age, 10% when they are 4-12 years old and 8% when they are 13-24 years old.

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Legislature indicators: Guiding principle 7 - Equality

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