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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 09:51

OCED Shows Inequalities Between Men and Women in Labor Market (+PDF)

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Women of member countries of the Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development (OCED) have higher educational levels than men, but these take the lead in their insertion in the labor market and in salaries.


Paris.- This is confirmed by a study published today by that entity based in Paris, grouping 37 states of different continents.

According to the research, 50 percent of women from 25 thru 34 years of age have university level, a rate that increased by 12 points facing the 38 percent a decade ago.

In the case of men, only 38 percent has a title of higher studies at present, a progress of eight points higher in the last 10 years.

However, those figures do not imply that women reach a better position in the labor market, warned the OCED.


Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: September 2018
 Harmonised Unemployment Rates

In that sense, it details that while only 80 percent of university graduates have a job, that indicator among men rises to 89 percent.

Also, in the analysis of remunerations it shows an important imbalance, as the ladies' salary in general was 74 percent that of men.

Although the average lead for men is 26 percent, the situation is markedly different among different OCED members.

Some like Chile or Israel reach the greatest differences with 35 percent in salaries, others like Belgium, Spain, Latvia, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Sweden and Turkey have a difference of under 20 percent.

In that sense, Costa Rica stands out as the country will less inequality between salaries of university men and women, with an advantage for the former of seven percent.

When deepening in the causes of this, OCED referred to factors such as sexist stereotypes, social conventions and discrimination of women.

The study also indicates women usually study careers of lower salaries, such as education, literature, arts and languages, while men opt in greater numbers for better paid specialties, as engineering, transformation industries or computer science. (PL)

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