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%.


Career and study choices

Young women are more likely than in the past to choose male-dominated fields of study. For example, at universities and institutes of technology, in the field of engineering, manufacturing and construction, the share of women among the entries increased from 16.5% in 1990 to 31.6% in 2018.

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Legislature indicators: Guiding principle 7 - Equality

Introduction in English and Indicators available in German, French and Italian  


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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