Women have less income and less capital than men almost everywhere. In Germany women earn on average 21 percent less per hour than men. That's a huge gender pay gap.
As the world enters a "new normal" after coronavirus-related lockdowns, governments face the challenge of tackling growing social divides, both in economic and health terms.
Cliched role allocations between the sexes are re-emerging amid the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis as unpaid care work or high-risk jobs are often disproportionately done by women. Marina Strauss reports from Brussels.
From birth to death, no matter where we are, someone hopefully takes care of us. Likely, it is a woman who is not being paid for it. This unpaid care work amounts to $11 trillion, Oxfam has calculated.
The gender pay gap has narrowed in Germany in recent years — but only by a few percentage points. A new report shows that women in the eastern states are more on a par with men than women in the West.
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