The income gap separating women, married or cohabiting, from their partners decreased over the last 15 years.
Last year, when compared to their partners’, those women who work perceived an equivalent of 70% of revenues. In 2001, they received an equivalent of 60%.
To estimate the gap, it was calculated the woman’s income regarding her partner’s when both work, then an average was estimated for each period.
According to economist Laura Blanco, this is because in the nineties women’s schooling increased, which allowed their professional integration.
While in 2001, 17% of women in a love relationship had higher studies, the previous year that number rose to 24%. In addition, working women rate went from 36% to 48% in the same period. However, although the gap has narrowed, men still earn more.
According to Alejandra Mora, Minister of women condition, Wage gaps are not the only ones that persist in the labor market: gender violence and important job positions’ gaps continue to exist.