Equal opportunities in the labor market
The labor market has always been characterized by inequalities, but in recent decades many types of inequality between workers have increased. As a result, the labor market is increasingly characterized by large differences – gaps – between different groups. One of the most pronounced gaps is the gap between well-protected workers with permanent salaried contracts and a wide range of workers with 'atypical' or 'non-standard' contracts – such as temporary contracts, and temporary and on-call workers – who are much less know protection with regard to work and income. Other gaps concern those between highly educated and low-skilled workers, between high-paid and low-paid workers, and between immigrants and natives in the labor market. The 'old' gap between male and female workers is also remarkably persistent, although it seems to be slowly narrowing.
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