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Gender wage gap narrows in Hungary

Gender wage gap narrows in Hungary

Budapest, March 7 (MTI) – The disparity of wages earned by men and women in Hungary has narrowed dramatically, a government official has said.

According to a Eurostat survey, the gap of 20 percent in 2012 narrowed to 14 percent by 2015, Piroska Szalai, an economy ministry advisor, told public television on Tuesday.

She also noted OECD data which indicated an even lower wage disparity of 3.8 percent in 2014, putting Hungary in first place on this measure among OECD countries.

Szalai said the Eurostat results showed Hungary making the biggest strides in this area, largely thanks to the new career model in the teaching profession which employs many women.

Source: MTI

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