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Table B.4.09. Average full-time, full-year earnings of women as a percentage of men's earnings, by level of educational attainment, age, and country: 2009
Country   Year Below upper secondary education   Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education   Tertiary education   All levels of education
  25-64 35-44 55-64   25-64 35-44 55-64   25-64 35-44 55-64   25-64 35-44 55-64
OECD average   75 74 74   76 76 80   72 73 72   78 77 76
OECD countries                                  
Australia   2009 76 76 83   73 68 75   72 70 73   77 74 80
Austria   2009 73 73 74   78 76 86   73 75 76   76 74 80
Belgium        
Canada   2008 65 50 61   71 67 79   70 64 56   73 66 64
Chile        
Czech Republic   2009 77 75 78   80 73 88   68 66 75   73 65 77
Denmark   2009 83 80 83   80 78 84   77 77 77   80 79 81
Estonia   2009 58 71 67   60 62 72   68 66 79   70 72 81
Finland   2009 79 76 78   78 76 78   75 73 73   79 78 76
France OECD 2006 72 76 63   80 78 82   73 81 55   79 84 65
Germany   2009 73 72 74   77 84 67   77 78 73   76 81 69
Greece   2009 60 65 51   75 73 90   74 78 92   78 80 76
Hungary   2009 82 81 85   91 85 103   67 59 74   85 78 87
Iceland        
Ireland   2009 91 95 96   77 92 78   72 69 64   83 84 86
Israel   2009 72 73 69   73 68 77   69 69 73   75 73 77
Italy   2008 73 76 77   75 75 73   65 91 52   77 84 71
Japan        
Korea1   2008 62 57 59   59 55 70   67 77 77   61 61 55
Luxembourg   2009 75 76 49   78 87 80   69 73 58   78 80 58
Mexico        
Netherlands   2008 80 83 78   78 83 77   72 78 70   80 85 76
New Zealand   2009 77 76 82   77 75 75   77 73 66   78 76 72
Norway        
Poland        
Portugal   2009 74 74 73   71 71 71   69 73 69   79 79 69
Slovak Republic   2009 73 71 73   75 71 84   68 60 76   72 66 79
Slovenia   2009 86 84 84   88 85 102   78 78 90   93 92 110
Spain   2008 76 73 78   78 80 86   86 85 93   88 87 90
Sweden   2008 83 81 79   84 87 80   66 59 73   80 75 83
Switzerland        
Turkey        
United Kingdom   2009 77 72 82   73 72 73   77 76 79   79 77 79
United States   2009 73 72 72   73 74 72   67 68 67   72 72 67
Non-OECD member countries                                  
Argentina          
Brazil   2009 64 63 63   62 60 56   61 64 61   76 75 71
China        
India        
Indonesia        
Russian Federation        
Saudi Arabia        
South Africa        
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
1 Korea report earnings net of income tax.
NOTE: Below upper secondary typically refers to any schooling below high school. Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary typically refers to high school and any programs that serve to broaden the knowledge of participants who have already completed high school but not entered vocational or higher education (typically lasting between six months and two years). Tertiary education typically refers to vocational training or higher education, as well as advanced research programs. If there was no data in 2009, the latest available year was used. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, table A8.3a. Paris: Author.

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