Women in Qatar are more highly educated than men, but are paid far less, according to a report released by the Qatar Statistics Authority.
Both Qatari and non-Qatar women are affected by the disparity, with many being paid 25 to 50 percent less than men, despite the fact that their working hours are comparable – and sometimes higher, the Labor Force Sample Survey 2011 found.
Female domestic workers, for example, by far work the longest hours of any sector, according to the report, which polled some 36,000 expats and nationals in March 2011.
Meanwhile, Qatari males work similar hours to Qatari women, but are paid on average QR5,000 less.
This is despite the fact that 60 percent of Qatari females in the workforce have some degree of higher education while less than 40 percent of male Qatari workers have a university degree or higher; ratios for expatriates are similar.
Read the full report below.