The unadjusted gender pay gap 2008-2016
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Icelandic Survey on Wages, Earnings and Labour Cost that is a sample survey
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The unadjusted gender pay gap (GPG) based on Eurostat‘s Structure of Earnings Survey (SES) methodology.
Data are based on monthly earnings and paid hours in October every year. All regular payments, including overtime, are part of the data. Irregular bonuses are excluded. This earnings concept is similar to total regular earnings in other publications of Statistics Iceland.
The gross hourly earnings are calculated for men and women separately and the difference as a percentage of men’s hourly earnings is interpreted as the GPG. Special note has to be made on the fact that overtime payments are included in the GPG as the proportion of overtime hours affects the hourly earnings.
(men’s hourly earnings - women’s hourly earnings)/men’s hourly.
The gender pay gap indicator has been defined as unadjusted i.e. not adjusted according to individual characteristics that may explain part of the earnings.
Data on Water supply; waste management (E) and Construction (F) are not published as the number of women in these economic activities is very low. However, they are part of the total.
Data is adjusted every fourth year when the outcome of the Structure of Earnings survey is published.
Employees in the public sector recieve renumeration from either municipalities or the central government. Other employees belong to the private sector.
Total - excluding public administration (O)
This group is used in Eurostat comparisons.
Preliminary data
Preliminary data