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Women in Luxembourg earn more than men, study finds
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Women in Luxembourg earn more than men, study finds

14.01.2013 From our online archive
Women in Luxembourg earn 3 percent more than men, a study among 20,000 employees in the Grand Duchy's public and private sector revealed.

(CS) Women in Luxembourg earn 3 percent more than men, a study among 20,000 employees in the Grand Duchy's public and private sector revealed.

The average salary of women consulted in the study amounted to 45,767 euros for the year 2010, compared to 44,224 euros for men.

However, while this result may seem surprising, the following reasons were cited by the report as an explanation.

For the first time for the 2010 structural analysis of salaries, public sector employees were counted among the 2,200 enterprises in the study. This includes teachers, whoh are known to earn very high wages in Luxembourg.

Some 26 percent of women work in the education sector, as well as financial sector and insurance jobs. These sectors offer the highest salaries in the country and also feature some of the highest percentages of workers with a higher education diploma.

Only 15 percent of the male workforce are found in these sectors, the report states.

Some traditionally male job sectors, such as transport, construction or automobile dealing and repairs, are also among the lower paid jobs.

The study did not give an insight into differences in wages between men and women working in the same sector.