German gender pay gap unchanged at 21 percent
14 March 2019 | 12:09 pm
Women in Germany are still paid 21 percent less compared to men in terms of average gross hourly earnings. To highlight upcoming "Equal Pay Day," female Berlin commuters are being offered gender-discount tickets.
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