Europe In powerhouse Germany, salaries for women lag behind

According to an OECD report published this week, women working full-time in Germany make 21.6 percent less than men and hold substantially fewer top business positions. 

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Inequality in pay between men and women remains high in Europe, and nowhere on the continent is the gender pay gap bigger than in Germany. The disparity has reinvigorated a debate in Germany and across Europe about how to bring working women into parity with men.