Tuesday, 7 March
On Tuesday, there were 347 new Covid-19 infections reported in Berlin. The seven-day incidence currently stands at 55.7 cases per 100,000 people.
Equal Pay Day: What do the statistics say about Berlin?
March 7th is Germany’s official Equal Pay Day, which aims to bring attention to the gender pay gap, as reported by Tagesspiegel. Across the country, women in Germany are paid an average of 18 percent less than their male counterparts. When that wage difference is converted into days, it’s calculated that women do a total of 66 days worth of free labour per year.
Women do a total of 66 days worth of free labour per year.
That’s why this year’s Equal Pay Day takes place today (66 days into the year). But how does Berlin compare to the rest of the country?
Well, the first thing to note is that things are marginally better here. The wage gap in Germany’s capital stands at 10 percent, a significant reduction on the rest of the country, where it’s 18 percent. But get into the weeds and things are a bit more complex. Age plays a major role. Female Berliners under the age of 25 actually earn an average of 6 percent more than their male equivalents, while the largest pay gap in the city is between 45 to 49-year-olds, where it stands at 18 percent.