European Women Face Salary and Employment Gaps
Friday, February 4, 2005 10:10 AM

A European Commission report has found that European women face a fifteen percent pay gap and a sixteen percent employment rate gap to that of men, despite outnumbering men in higher education. The E.U. Social Affairs Commissioner, Vladimir Spidla, will announce plans for addressing gender inequality in the E.U. Social Agenda for 2006-2010. Expected among the new initiatives is a European Gender Institute, which will be responsible for monitoring the implementation of E.U. laws on gender equality.

Compiled from: “Women in Europe get higher education—but lower pay,”, 4 February, 2005.