Gender pay gap gets worse with age

by Quentin Hurel - 2013.02.20
Gender pay gap gets worse with age
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In the UK, women in their 50s earn a fifth less than their men peers. This is the widest gender pay gap of any age group. Women aged 50 earn also less than women in their 30s and 40s. According to Trades Union Congress (TUC), if older women employment has increased since two decades, they are still overly affected by a lack of good quality at work and low pay. Even worst, half of all women over 50 are employed in part-time in which they earn a third less than the average full-time wage. These situations are intolerable and mean that many older women are still struggling to save enough for their retirement despite working longer than ever.

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