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Gender pay gap widest when people are in their fifties

Graham Watson

14th October 2016

The TUC have analysed the gender pay gap and discovered that it exists at all ages, but is most marked when women are in their 50s, largely as a result of caring for elderly relatives or children.

Statistic: Gender pay gap for median full-time hourly earnings in the United Kingdom (UK) in April 2015, by age group* | Statista
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The TUC solution suggests a number of measures, including better paid paternity leave, as well as forcing employers to publish an action plan for shrinking the gender pay gap, with sanctions for those who refuse to comply.

Read an article on this from the Guardian

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.


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