Working more for less pay

European survey finds women earn 15 per cent less than men
||Last Updated: 04/19/2006

Women in the European Union are working more but getting paid less than men, a recent survey found.

The survey, by Eurostat in honour of International Women's day today, found that women in the 25 EU states received 15 per cent less pay than men.

While women are more likely to be unemployed than men, at a rate of 9.6 per cent compared to 7.6 per cent for men in January 2006, women spend more time at their workplace and more hours doing housework, the report stated.