Gender pay gap remains, but is decreasing

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The pay gap between men and women has been decreasing for the past decade. But men still get over 11 percent more at the end of the month, compared to women.

Since 2005, the pay gap between men and women has dropped: back then, men used to earn over 16 percent more than women, now it is down to just over 11 percent more.

The reasons for this drop are pretty clear, according to John Ekberg, director of statistics at the Swedish National Mediation Office, which monitors the wages and salaries in this country.

"The wage increase has been higher in female dominated occupations. And the other factor is that we now see ... more women entering into former male-dominated occupations. Especially, there is a clear development among managers," he said.