Gender Wage Gap in Albania

Authors/editor(s): Juna Miluka

The Gender Wage Gap report examines the wage differential between women and men in Albania from 2005 to 2009. It found that in 2008 women were paid on average 17.63 per cent less than men for comparable positions and experience. The majority of this 17.63 per cent gender wage gap was due to different rewards provided by Albania’s labour market. Taken together, these rewards – which include the simple advantage of being male and able to charge more, experience loss by women, occupational segregation, lack of child care, and part-time work – all reduce women’s wages and put them at a disadvantageous position. The report notes an apparent reduction in the wage gap from about 36 per cent in 2005 to 17.63 per cent in 2008.

The Gender Wage Gap Report was produced in 2011 on behalf the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (MoLSAEO) with the technical and financial support UN Women in the framework of the UN Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Reduction of Domestic Violence (2008-2011) and the Regional Programme on Gender Responsive Policies.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Albania

Subject area(s): Gender wage gap

Resource type: Institutional reports

UN Women office involved in publication: Europe and Central Asia

Publication year: 2013

Number of pages: 51

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Governing bodies: UN Women Executive Board