This article highlights the growing wage gap between women and men in Germany. According to this article women on average earn about 23% less than their male colleagues. This number is 5% higher than EU’s average, and somewhat higher than that of last year.
This article suggests that many believe that reducing the gender pay gap starts with attitudes and values in the home, but also emphasizes the importance of the state in making the change in attitudes. The article also draws on the example of other EU countries and how they have dealt with this issue and in many cases, such as Sweden, Norway, Spain succeeded.