Estonian women earn 29 pct less money than men

Estonian women’s average monthly gross income was EEK 9,563 and men’s EEK 13,425, which means women earn averagely 29 pct less money, Estonian Statistics announced.

The average monthly gross income per employee was EEK 11,415  in 2007, almost EEK 2,000 higher than a year ago. Compared to the previous year the women’s average monthly gross income increased almost EEK 1,600 and men’s EEK 2,300.

The difference between the average monthly gross income of women and men was the smallest in Tartu county and the biggest in Hiiu county, a year before in Võru and Hiiu counties, respectively.

In counties the average monthly gross income was the highest in Harju and Tartu counties, where the average monthly gross income was bigger than the Estonian average in 2007. The average monthly gross income per employee was bigger in local government units situated near Tallinn. Among the first 15 local government units there were 14 Harju county local government units.

As in the previous year the average monthly gross income of women and men was the highest in Viimsi rural municipality (respectively EEK 14,418 and 21,789) and the lowest in Piirissaare rural municipality (respectively EEK 4,186 and 6,985).

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One Response

  1. Here is the REAL reason why women earn less than men: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/gender-pay-gap/ They have different expectations in life, and the female preference for rich men forces men to earn more.

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