Men in Slovakia earn nearly one-fifth more than women, according to a report prepared by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Ministry. Men earned an average of €928 per month in 2010 while women received €705 on average, the TASR newswire reported.
The employment situation continued to deteriorate for both men and women in 2010 but took a heavier toll on men.
"In various respects, men came closer to the already bad situation experienced by women. Gender differences narrowed; but rather than this being thanks to women's situation improving it was due to men's getting worse," states the paper.
The difference between the genders applies as well to old-age pensions, with male pensioners receiving €400 per month in retirement benefits, or 21 percent more than the average for women, which was €315. The gap in pensions increased from 16.8 percent in 2005 to 21 percent last year.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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7. Jun 2011 at 10:00