Women in Europe currently earn on average 17.5% less than men.European Equal Pay Day – 5 March 2021.
Women in Europe currently earn on average 17.5% less than men. This inequality has an impact throughout women’s lives and especially when they retire as lower salaries lead to lower pensions and a higher risk of poverty in older age. Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. In the United States, this date symbolizes how far into the year the average women must work in order to earn what the average man earns in the previous year