If You're An Austrian Woman, Move To Italy

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We know that core and periphery are struggling under the same monetary policy sun as divergences grow wider. We also know that even in the core, the Franco-German divide continues to gape. However, for a 'union' that continues to promote itself as the utopian solution for 27 nations across Europe, it seems there is an even bigger chasm - the gender pay gap. On International Women's Day, Bloomberg's Niraj Shah notes that women earn on average 16% per hour less than men with Estonia (27% gap) and Austria (24%) at the worst end of the spectrum and Italy (6%) and Slovenia (2%) at the most equitable end. And finally, even with a woman running the show, Germany's gender-pay-gap is a surprising 22%.



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Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:13 | 3313772 Irelevant
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Bambina make good pay in Italia...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:16 | 3313779 flacon
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Why is the title of this article about "Austrian" women and not "Estonian" women?

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:18 | 3313786 hooligan2009
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highest proportion of blondes in europe! not all fugly either!


Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:22 | 3313795 magpie
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And why isn't the Estonian woman moving to Slovenia, like all of the others should

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:47 | 3313841 lineskis
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@flacon: Because they just have to cross the border?

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 21:47 | 3313957 flacon
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Estonia is five countries away from Austria and about a distance of 1,600 Km. Regardless, if you look at the chart above, the top most country is Estonia, not Austria, which is why I was curious as to why the title of the article talks about Austria and not Estonia. 


Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/x4xcD

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 02:58 | 3314355 Rubicon
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Austria and Italy border each other. Get it?

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 09:33 | 3314602 kaiserhoff
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Different day, same old Marxist man hating shit.

How about a few articles about the fat, lazy, bitches who never work, and sit on their asses spending hubby's money or duh gubbermint checks? 

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 21:47 | 3313959 Angus McHugepenis
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Vaginas don't recognize borders...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 22:18 | 3314014 TBT or not TBT
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Kinder, kirche, kueche, bitches!

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 22:21 | 3314023 magpie
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actually Kinder, Kirche, Küche, Kleider

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 07:16 | 3314488 Henry Hub
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Keep'm pregnant in the summer and barefoot in the winter.

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 01:09 | 3314288 daxtonbrown
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Estonia, here I come!

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 05:47 | 3314447 Gavrikon
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And an excellent idea that would be.  But if you are going there for a sex vacation, I will be looking for you to give you some Dexter treatment.  If you are going there to find a decent gal who will be worth your effort, then I wish you all the happiness that you will find, and it will be considerable.

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 09:45 | 3314619 kaiserhoff
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A friend married a Latvian girl.  Warm, smart, good natured, and drop dead beautiful.

Interesting part of the world.  Lovely girls in Poland, of all places, which was for a long time an extension of Germany going back to the Prussian days.  Happy hunting.

Sun, 03/10/2013 - 00:35 | 3316331 FecundaGoat
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Here I Cum?

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:17 | 3313781 hooligan2009
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you do realize that the equivalent could be drawn for the USA? one big thing going for the loose federation of european states is that it has transparent data.

i doubt veyr much that 2 x 300 million population samples are all that different, excpet there is more loose rubble in europe that goes for a torusit attraction.

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 21:55 | 3313955 psychobilly
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you do realize that the equivalent could be drawn for the USA?

You do realize that the gender pay gap in the USA is a myth?  When you consider all factors (i.e., type of degree, type of work, years experience, number of hours worked per week, time off for paternity and sick leave, etc.), the "gap" vanishes.

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 05:48 | 3314448 Gavrikon
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Exactly.  Same thing here in Germany.  I wish the libtards/fembots would just shut the fuck up.

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 19:23 | 3315829 Curiously_Crazy
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Spot on.


Btw I tried to up arrow you but the system wasn't acknowleging it (though it did for the one below yours). Anyway +1



Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:23 | 3313797 Yen Cross
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    A beautiful blonde blue eyed Austrian woman would last about 3 seconds in Italy. I guess she could live in the(north) wine country and hand out samplers.

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 22:21 | 3314019 TBT or not TBT
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In Sud Tirol (Italy) she could be right at home, native stock.

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 02:57 | 3314350 e-recep
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i don't want to picture how she would fare in sicily.

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:24 | 3313800 Theos
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what a fucking stupid chart design

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 17:42 | 3315654 RudeBoy
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Probably designed by a woman, hahaha!

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:28 | 3313805 SmittyinLA
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so shittier pay and more 3rd world competition is "more" equitable? 

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 22:16 | 3314010 TBT or not TBT
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Bingo. Look at venezuela's fantastic progress in pay equity.

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 02:59 | 3314356 e-recep
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lol, you killed the whole article.

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 05:49 | 3314450 Gavrikon
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It fucking well DESERVED to die!

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:33 | 3313816 SmittyinLA
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Percapita GDP

Austria $42196

Italy $32647


The more competition for labor the lower the "spread" between men & women. 

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:36 | 3313821 trichotil
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feminism: from the same folks who brought you joobucks.




Fri, 03/08/2013 - 22:59 | 3314085 GMadScientist
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Keep playing with that "gun", slick.

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 23:37 | 3314157 Manipuflation
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Thanks for the link.  Interesting approach to style and content.  Nuance is good sometimes also.

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:45 | 3313837 Stuck on Zero
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Free market economies pay people what they are worth.


Fri, 03/08/2013 - 21:12 | 3313897 dog breath
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Totally agree!

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 21:37 | 3313946 Totentänzerlied
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"Free market economies"

Still waiting to see one...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 21:22 | 3313921 LeisureSmith
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If You're An Estonian Woman, Move To Slovenia. If money is your main goal in life, make war, sell drugs and traffic people...then go in to banking and do step 1,2 and 3 for Real'z.


Fri, 03/08/2013 - 21:38 | 3313947 Mr.Sono
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They are welcome to move to my house, I can print as much money as they want. Scanner and printer is a wonderful thing.

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 21:56 | 3313979 QQQBall
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Men are easier to work with

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 22:57 | 3314079 GMadScientist
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Fri, 03/08/2013 - 22:58 | 3314084 GMadScientist
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How much of this is down to the kinds of jobs available to women in those countries. I'd wager the percentage of women employed in Estonia and Austria is lower too and that this entire statistical anomaly is reflected by the few women in those countries being employed in retail instead of higher paying salary gigs.


Sat, 03/09/2013 - 03:15 | 3314365 SheHunter
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Agree.  Keep us barefoot and hungry and we will be more willing to marry, create a home base for the working men and produce the children needed to assure continued strength of our society/culture. 

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 06:11 | 3314457 Peterus
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Barefoot and hungry?

Not only patriarchy is dead today, but you have it confused even in the past. The same way you could say that men in patriarchy are expendable tools that endure hardships and even sacrifice for comfort of their wives and daughters. This was awful system for both roles - but was effective in survival. It's better for 50% of men to die in a small tribe if this is what it takes. If 50% of women died it's breeding level would drop to a half and if they were already small enough - they'd die out. So it's all the risks and hardships to men who are biologically more suited for this, but all the burdens of childrearing and support to woment who are biologically needed for this. Though, this is all in the past now.

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 03:54 | 3314382 blackscorpi
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GMAd, you are correct. most women work in retail here. the percentage in white collar industrial jobs would probably be 20% female 80% male if ever.

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 00:45 | 3314223 Kirk2NCC1701
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What you suggest is a 'Heidi' solution. 

No, Schatzi, you move to Austria's former province:  Slovenia.  Where they speak fluent German and English, and still idolize the Austrians.  Not so much in Italy.  That way you're likely to move up higher, faster.  And get paid real money.  Or marry a Trump.  That's how a real harpsichord Hapsburger thinks: strategic positioning and leveraging. 

You've got to decide if you're a Heidi or a Hapsburg.  It's how Austrian Fraueleins think: become a more comfortable Buerger (citizen), or marry up.  Hint:  the choice is largely driven by the genes (body & looks) you got.  They are practical that way.  Practical and strategic.  German chicks are less mercenary that way.

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 03:51 | 3314378 blackscorpi
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eh....kirk. your post reads like a textbook on alpine lifestyle in the 50s :D

the Slovenes do NOT idolize Austrians, they don't like us very much on a general basis...but then they don't seem to like the Croatians and Hungarians any more hehe. it's true that they pay the same wages to men and women there, but the average wage in Slovenia is max. $1000/month.


Sat, 03/09/2013 - 05:44 | 3314445 Gavrikon
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What most German chicks are that I see is unattractive, and they work at it.  Many get up in the morning and (maybe) run a brush theough their hair before heading for work on the train, while maybe chugging down a croissant on the ride in.  It appears to me that many, too, look in the mirror in the morning, and ask themselves, "How can I make myself LESS attractive, today?"  That, before they throw on some blue or orange hair-dye on a bull-dyke looking hair style.  If you knew they number of German men I know who married foreigners, you might be shocked.  And the Swiss misses are nearly as awful.  Something to do with smoking and spending lots of time in the mountains that ages them fast.  Couple it with a fminist-entitlement mindset, and I'd take a Slovian or Estonian (yum) "chick" over any of the spoiled local "beauties."

Of course, there are exceptions, and some German girls are attractive.  Still, I'd question how beautiful any of them are on the inside.  Case-in-point, the coal-buring Heidi Klum.  (Yuck)

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 12:32 | 3314893 Bam_Man
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My thoughts exactly while living in Germany many years ago. I was amazed that German women seemed to be either ghastly looking or drop-dead gorgeous - with the overwhelming vast majority of course falling into the first category. Very few were in the middle between the two. Sounds like it's still that way.

Sat, 03/09/2013 - 02:10 | 3314333 dunce
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Merkel is from East Germany and lived under forced equality. As for the gap today in a united Germany, it is not surprising to one who has lived there for a few years. Paternalism is the culture.

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