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"Better career opportunities for women will help lower the gender pay gap": nine questions to Elke Holst

Interview of September 21, 2016

For years now, the share of women in management positions in Germany has been considerably lower than that of men. Has the likelihood of women occupying a management position improved at all?

During the observation period —from 2001 to 2014— women’s chances did not improve compared to the base year, at least not statistically significantly. With the exception of the last two years, however, men’s odds were consistently better than in the base year. [...]

The interview with Elke Holst is published in DIW Economic Bulletin 37/2016 (PDF, 92.6 KB)

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