have removed the wage differences between men and women in General – from 16.3 percent in 2006 to 12 percent in 2016 – but the unexplained proportion of the wage reduction for women has remained the same: in 2016, he came to an average of 44.1 percent. In 1998, there were 41.1 percent, and has since oscillated between 37.6 percent in 2010 to 44.4 percent in the year 2000.

The degree of wage inequity varies depending on the level of the hierarchy, industry, education, age, Region, and company size, in part considerably, that proves how a on Thursday by the Federal office for statistics (BFS) published a detail study.

Very bad cards, for example, have cadres of women In senior Management earn an average 14 per cent less than their equally well-qualified colleagues. Not recommended for women in the industries of financial and insurance services, where 10.8 percent of the wage unaccounted for difference, as well as the machinery and textile industries.

if a woman aspires to a fair wage, the best higher education: graduates from universities of applied Sciences and pedagogical universities earn less than men, but only 4.5 percent of the wage difference can’t be explained. In the health and social services of the Unger is unjustified Pay gap of 5.5 per cent.

play A role also age and civil status Who is under 30, has to complain of in the cut “only” 3.4 percent of the unexplained wage differential, while it accounts for more than 50-year-old workers, almost one-tenth. It is similar to the civil state: Unmarried women will suffer an unexplained salary reduction of 3.8 percent compared to “equivalent” men, married, with 9 percent.

Unbegründbare Wage reductions are in addition, in the case of simple and practical activities is more pronounced than in the case of complex, in the case of full-time employees more likely than part-time employees, in the Ticino than in the lake Geneva region, in the Private sector more substantial than in the public sector and in small businesses more prevalent than for Large firms.

The BFS analysis is based on the wage structure survey of 2016. This captured approximately 37 000 companies and 1.7 million employees in the secondary and tertiary economic sector in Switzerland. It refers to the population of around 3.5 million workers.

The proportion of women is economically 44 percent. The full-time standardised gross wage of women is, on average, 6491 francs, and that of the men 7946 francs per month.



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Jennifer Alvarez is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.