Is Germany the most unfair country in Europe? Statistics about Germany have confirmed that women with full-time jobs earn 21 percent less than men. This factor alone makes Germany a country with the biggest discrimination when it comes to wages for women. In the public sector the wage gap is even higher, making it 23 percent. When it comes to leading or management positions the percent of women who hold them are very few, placing Germany in the bottom when compared to other countries. Only 3 percent management boards in Germany have positions filled by women, a very low figure when compared to other countries in Europe. Many European countries are considering having a gender quota for top positions. The European commissions are also putting pressure on leading companies to implement a gender quota. The work issues which effect women would are further complicated by Germany suffering in terms of childcare facilities. German kindergartens and daycares are few, causing women to stay home more and be reluctant to go to work. Out of the 60 percent of German women who work only 30 percent contribute to professional fields. Only two thirds of women work full time. The sad fact is that the majority of university students are women. The factors that keep German women from achieving top positions would range from workplace discrimination to lack of professional ambition. The German government has set up many organizations that actively encourage women to grow professionally.
Source: The Local