Women university students in Finland who are about to graduate expect starting pay of about EUR 4,200 less a year than their male counterparts. The average expectation for annual income for women is about EUR 26,763, while men want to get EUR 30,980. The difference in monthly earnings is EUR 350. On the other hand, women with academic backgrounds want to work fewer hours than men. Women expect to work an average 38.6 hours a week, as opposed to 39.5 hours for men. A recent study by the consulting firm Universum Communications involved interviews with 4,112 students of economics, sciences, and technology in 21 universities and polytechnics. The results of the study do not differ much from those from other countries in the Nordic region.