Figures show women’s pay still well below men’s

first_imgFigures show women’s pay still well below men’sOn 29 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. • The Government is examining research that found women earn significantlyless than men.The research, Women’s Incomes Over the Lifetime, was carried out by DrKatherine Rake a lecturer in social policy at the London School of Economicsfor the Government’s Women’s Unit.Dr Rake found a woman leaving school with no qualifications forgoes nearly£200,000 over a lifetime by virtue of being female. For a woman with GCSEs, thefigure is nearly £250,000 while for a woman with a degree and professionalcareer it is £143,000.The so-called female forfeit is reduced in the case of professional women,but they still earn significantly less than their male counterparts.Minister for Women Margaret Jay has pledged to consider measures to reducethe gap in earnings.www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/womens-unit Previous Article Next Articlelast_img


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