The gender wage gap in the Netherlands shrank again in 2019, but the average gross hourly wages of women were still 14 percent lower than that of men, Statistics Netherlands reported on Friday. Women's average annual wages, including bonuses and other special awards, were 38 percent lower than men's last year.
Gender equality organization Women Inc. submitted a plan to parliamentarians from various parties calling for more to be done to promote equality between women and men in education, work position, pay, politics and science. One of their spear points is removing gender stereotypes from school books. "If you tackle this combination of topics, then a justified balance comes very close," coordinator Suzan Steeman said to Het Parool.
The wage gap between men and women increased again over the past two years. And the salaries of higher educated employees are rising faster than those of employees with a vocational education, according to the National Salary Survey by Intermediair and Nyenrode University.
Today is Equal Pay Day in the European Union - the day when women symbolically stop getting paid compared to their male colleagues for the same job. The average gender wage gap in the EU is currently 16 percent, according to figures released by the European Commission. The Netherlands is in slightly better shape with a gender wage gap of 15.2 percent.
That means that Equal Pay Day in the Netherlands will fall on Wednesday, November 6th. From Wednesday, women effectively work for free through the end of the year in comparison to the wages of their male counterparts.
Men earn more than women in the Netherlands, no matter the sexual orientation. Of all registered cohabiting couples in the country, gay couples earn the most. The primary income - joint income from work or enterprise - of hetero couples is in second place, followed by the primary income of lesbian couples in a close third, according to a Statistics Netherlands analysis.
Most households will be a bit better off next year, the Budget Day figures predict. And while this is indeed the case, it is mainly the rich who benefit from it, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research into the incomes of different income groups.
Parenthood remains one of the biggest causes of the wage gap between men and women. The average income of women falls sharply after the birth of their first child, while becoming a dad has a very limited effect on men's income, central planning office CPB said in a report on Thursday. CPB calls this the 'child penalty', NU.nl reports.
The income gap between Dutch people with an immigrant background and so-called "native" Dutch is not decreasing significantly, central planning office CPB said in a report on Wednesday. The planning office partly attributes the wage gap to differences in education level, differences in types of jobs, and discrimination on the labor market.
D66 party leader Rob Jetten wants Dutch people who have more than a million euros to pay more tax on their wealth, and for the tax rate for small savers to be lowered, he said in his Kerdijk lecture at Sociëteit De Witte in The Hague, AD reports.
Women in the Netherlands still earn less than their male counterparts, but the wage gap is slowly decreasing, Statistics Netherlands reported on Thursday.
According to the stats office, the wage gap can partly be attributed to background characteristics like age, education and experience, but not completely. Statistics Netherlands was hesitant to say whether the rest of the gap is due to gender based discrimination.
Dutch CEOs on average earn 171 times more than the salary of the average employee, according to an analysis by Bloomberg using benchmark stock indexes in 22 nations. That puts the Netherlands in 5th place for the biggest wage gap. The income gaps are only bigger in the United States, India, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.
The number of employees suffering from burn-out symptoms in the Netherlands increased significantly between 2015 and 2017, according to the National Salary Study by university Nyenrode and career site Intermediair. This year 15 percent of Dutch women indicated that they had a burnout, compared to 9,4 percent in 2015. Burnouts hit 9 percent of male employees, compared to 6 percent two years ago.
The Netherlands dropped 16 places on the World Economic Forum's annual gender equality ranking. Last year the Netherlands came in 16th place, this year our country only made it to 32nd, NU.nl reports.
When the list was first published in 2006, the Netherlands came in 12th place when it came to equality between men and women on income and political power. Last year the Netherlands dropped from 13th to 16th place.
Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation wants to make gender based wage gaps a punishable offense. If a company can not show that it pays men and women doing the same job the same salary, that employer should face criminal charges, the PvdA Minister believes, Het Parool reports.
Queen Maxima is in Amsterdam on Wednesday for International Woman's Day. This morning she kicked off self empowerment workouts by the foundation Single SuperMom, an organization for single mothers, AT5 reports.
These self empowerment workouts are just one of dozens of activities taking place throughout the Netherlands in the context of Internation Women's Day. Organizations in dozens of municipalities organized special activities for today.
The glass ceiling for women in Dutch universities remains firmly in place, with the percentage of female professors hardly increasing, according to the national network of female professors LNVH in their annual monitor. There is also still a significant wage gap between female professors and their male colleagues, Het Parool reports.
The wage gap between men and women in the Netherlands is decreasing, mostly due to an increasing level of education among women, according to Statistics Netherlands. Young women in the country now earn more on average than young men.
According to the Statistics Office, this goes hand in hand with the fact that on average young women are better educated than young men. Women under the age of 36 that work for the government earn more on average than their male counterparts. In the industry, women under the age of 30 earn more than their male peers.
The wage gap between management and the average employee grew again in the 1,000 largest Dutch companies last year, according to Statistics Netherlands. The five top earners per company earned over 6 times more than the average worker, compared to 5.5 percent in 2010.
Train traffic may come to a halt tomorrow morning on the Vechtdal line between Emmen and Zwolle. Members of union VVMC plan to strike from 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Friday
Women in the Netherlands still earn an average of 5 percent less than their male colleagues, according to a study done by foundation Loonwijzer and job site Monsterboard. While this is an improvement, in 2014 men earned 5.8 percent more, there are some sectors where the wage gap is still significant
The top earners at the 1,000 largest companies in the Netherlands on average earn six times more than an average worker, according to calculations done by Statistics Netherlands after looking at the five top earners per company.
Female employees at colleges in the Netherlands earn an average of 10.8 percent less than their male colleagues. Female employees are twice as likely to earn unduly low wages and the lost amount is twice as high as for men, according to a study by the Board on Human Rights
Male applicants have a 17.7 percent chance of obtaining research funding for scientific studies, while female applicants only have a 14.9 percent chance, according to a study conducted by psychologists Noami Ellemers and Romy van der Lee at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Although women ask for 42 percent of available funding, female candidates only receive about 37 percent.
The wage gap between men and women is on the decline again this year, according to the Monsterboard Wage Index. While the average gross hourly wage of women remain unchanged at 13.86 euros, the average earned by men fell from 15.19 to 14.72, a drop of three percent.