In the majority of countries, women earn less than their male counterparts. From the point of view of a 25-year period has been the gender pay gap has decreased by five percentage points in Sweden. Today, women earn on average 89 percent of men's salaries, according to figures from Statistics sweden (SCB), in 2019.
Despite the fact that making an effort to be more women in order to increase their pay, according to a new study. The research was carried out by Sifo on behalf of a recruiting and staffing company Randstad. In total attended, 1.188 people, between the ages of 18 and 65.
The study said 59 per cent of all the women that they are the driving force for the increase of their salaries. Among other things, reported a 27 per cent said that they were working more than what is expected of them. For men, the corresponding figure was 21 per cent.
" Traditionally, we tend to say that men have a greater interest to to pay. We now know that this is not the case. This is a welcome reversal of the trend, " says Camilla Frankelius, 's head of negotiations at the Swedish association of graduate engineers.
Camilla Frankelius. Photo credit: J. Wesolowski
the women of the fortbildade out. Usually, there is a way to climb up in their career. For example, you can strengthen your position if you have a specific area of expertise. In line with what is typically the pay.
Among the men who took part in the survey, it was not very common to develop. A total of 19 per cent responded that they were doing it.
the Results can be interpreted to mean that more and more women are showing interest to pay. If this is the case, it may be due to changes in the norms of the society, according to Camilla Frankelius. What it means is that more people want to and dare to fight for their wages.
" Before hymlade we are on our payroll. It is now more acceptable to talk about your salary with their co-workers or friends. It's affecting enough that more and more girls are fighting for their salaries, " she said.
first of all, it is the educated women who are making an effort. In this category it is the 64 per cent who are actively working to increase your salary. Among the men, it was 46 per cent.
" If you look at the högskoleresultaten you can see that the women are more educated and have higher grades. I'm wondering if it's true that women are working more for the paycheck, " says Göran Arrius, chairman of the trade union, the general confederation of member benefits, including shortened There.Göran Arrius. Photo credit: the Knot of Capra Pedersen
the fact that more men felt that their salary was in line with the market. 55 percent of respondents said 'yes'. Among women, there was a ten per cent fewer people thought the salary was fair and equitable.
Previous studies have shown that women are able to enter a salary request. However, to set the bar lower than that of their male counterparts. The result is that women receive a lower starting salary than their male counterparts.
" When you're looking for your first job, you will be eager to get the service. The chances are that you have to accept a salary without having to look, " says Göran Arrius.
Despite the fact that there is often room to negotiate, " he adds. In the end, will benefit both the employee and the employer for a fair wage. In addition, it increases the likelihood that employees who enjoy their work, according to Camilla Frankelius.
" I, myself, have been one of the people who have asked for very low wages. It is then up to the manager to deal with the situation. If the employee goes to work, and have a lower wage than their colleagues, there will not be much fun to work there, " she said.
if you try to work hard for a higher salary? Camilla Frankelius think that this would be the case.
"However, it is the responsibility of the managers to set fair wages, based on skills," she says.
the fact of the matter is: How much more money to men than to women, and why is that?