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German women earn half that of male counterparts: study

Published on Aug 27, 2014 9:16 PM

FRANKFURT (AFP) - The average income of German women is around half that of their male counterparts, a new study showed on Wednesday.

In the first-ever gender-specific analysis of income and tax distribution in Germany, the DIW think tank found that the average income of women "is only half that of men".

The analysis was based on the most recently available data on personal income tax statistics from 2007.

Instead of just looking at hourly pay - where official statistics show that women in Germany earn around 22 per cent less than men - the study also examined the differences between overall income, including capital and rental income and taxation.

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