Gender Wage Gaps In Israel Among Highest In Developed World

Women make 'Pan de Cadiz', a variety of turron mixed with dried fruits at the Turrones Primitivo Rovira factory on November 24, 2015 in Jijona, Spain.
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Gender wage gaps in Israel are among the highest in the developed world, according to a new report released by the Shoresh Institute ahead of International Women’s Day, marked annually on March 8.

The report, written by Sagit Azary-Viesel and Prof. Dan Ben-David, offered a comprehensive review of the gender gap in Israel’s labor market.

According to the findings, wages of full-time male employees were 22 percent higher than wages of fulltime female employees in 2011 – the fourth highest of OECD countries and some 33% higher than the OECD average.

Despite these figures, the report stated that gender wage gaps in most OECD countries and in Israel have been in decline over the past decade. Israel has seen a 6.3% decline in wage gaps since 2001, placing Israel in the middle of OECD countries in terms of the average annual rate of decline.

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