The purpose of this report is to provide an analysis of the pay gap between men and women with basic vocational education in the context of their economic activity and educational options. The analysis is focused on women with basic vocational education and their position in the labour market, with particular emphasis on the situation of young women. It explores the subject of young women’s economic activity (according to age, economic sector and their form of employment) in comparison to their male counterparts and in comparison with groups with a different level of education. It also provides an answer to the question why the pay gap is so significant when compared to other groups with a different level of education and provides an explanation as to why there is such a big pay gap within individual occupations depending on age and gender.
The report was prepared within the project “Cross-cutting discrimination. Gender and vocational education”.