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Gender Pay Gap among Icelandic Academics 12 Percent

The gender pay gap among members of the Association of Academics (BHM) in Iceland was close to 12 percent last year, when factors such as working hours, education, age and superiority are taken into account, according to a new report published by the association yesterday.

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According to, the average salary of its members decreased as the number of female members increased.

The Association of Academics is the organization of trade unions of academics in Iceland, one of three main organizations of employees in Iceland, as stated on the association’s website. The association has around 9,500 members, mostly employed by the state, municipalities and other public entities.


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