Gender Pay Gap Larger than EU Average

The pay gap between the sexes in Sweden is larger than the European Union average.

Figures from a new report from the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Eurofound, show that the difference between men and women’s salaries in Sweden was 16 percent in 2007, compared to an average of 15.9 percent in the other EU member states.

The figures put the Nordic nation tenth in Europe.

The news comes as a suprise to many as Sweden is credited as being a country with high levels of gender equality.

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