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Women Earned 92.4% of Men's Pay in 2008

Ljubljana, 29 January (STA) - The average gross monthly pay for women in Slovenia in 2008 was more than EUR 110 lower than that for men. It represented 92.4% of the average gross earnings for men, up 0.2 of a percentage point year-on-year, the Statistics Office said on Friday.

While men were paid out EUR 1,481 gross a month on average, women earned EUR 1,369. The gap is the result of differences in educational, age and occupational structure, the office said.

In 2008 as well as in the previous years, the difference was the biggest in financial and insurance institutions (33.8%), followed by health care and welfare, where women earned 30.6% less on average than men.

The average monthly pay for men and women differed the least in transport and warehousing, where the difference was EUR 88 in favour of women. The share of women in the sector stands at 20% and they perform better paid jobs.

Women were also paid better in construction (21.7% more than men) and water supply, sewerage, waste management and environment protection activities (by 13.1%).

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