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Norwegian female business leaders earn 77% of male counterparts' salary

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Staff Writer | Wednesday August 16, 2017 4:13AM ET
Norwegian female business leaders earn
Equality   Arbeidsforskningsinstittutet

Female managers and executives in Norway are paid significantly less than male colleagues, according to a report by industry representative organisation Lederne.


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Association director Audun Ingvartsen said that individual wage negotiations were part of the problem.

“I think the equal pay movement is suffering because it has become more normal to negotiate wages individually.

“Many directors and executives are still men, and there are probably many who – consciuóusly or subconsciously – reward those that resemble themselves,” Ingvartsen said in a press statement released by the organisation.

Researcher Eivind Falkum of the Work Research Institute, (Arbeidsforskningsinstittutet, AFI) said in a press statement issued by Lederne that it was “difficult to get around gender discrimination”.

Pay figures for the employment sector as a whole are only slightly more forgiving, with women earning 88 percent of men’s wages regardless of field and position, according to the report.

Daycare and processing were the only two sectors showing a positive trend on wage equality, according to the report.

 

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