MONET 2030: Wage gap between women and men


SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Swiss target 5.1: Men and women have equal rights. The law ensures their legal and actual equality.

SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all 

Swiss target 8.5: Better use is made of the domestic labour force potential. The economic activity rate of women is increased. People with disabilities are integrated into the labour market. Equal work is equally paid.

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows the pay gap (explained and unexplained parts) between men and women in the private sector. Women and men have the right to equal pay for equal work. A narrowing of the gender pay gap, is therefore, a step towards sustainable development.

Help for interpretation
This gap can be explained in part by the over-representation of women in low-paid jobs and by a lower level of education, in particular among women of a certain age. In addition to these two factors are part-time work and career breaks for family reasons, which may have a negative impact on the years of service in a company.

International comparability
Eurostat publishes a similar indicator, calculated on the basis of average pay.


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Methodology

This indicator shows the pay gap between men and women expressed in relation to men's pay. It is calculated on the basis of the standardised (median) gross monthly salary in the private sector. Data come from the Swiss Earnings Structure Survey, conducted every two years by the Federal Statistical Office.

Targets

Swiss target 5.1: Men and women have equal rights. The law ensures their legal and actual equality.

Swiss target 8.5: Better use is made of the domestic labour force potential. The economic activity rate of women is increased. People with disabilities are integrated into the labour market. Equal work is equally paid.

International target 5.1: End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

International target 8.5: By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

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Switzerland

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