Men bring home twice as much as working women

Men’s income from all sources combined is nearly double that of women, according to statistics from the DTI’s Women and Equality Unit.

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The study, which considered income from earnings, self-employment, occupational pensions, investment, tax credits, benefits and other sources, found the position unchanged from 2002-03.

Women had a weekly median total income of £161, 53% that of men, whose median total income was £303 a week.

The widest gender income gap was for pensioner couples. Men in pensioner couples had mean total individual incomes nearly two-and-a-half times that of women in 2003-04. Single women without children had the highest income in relation to men in a similar situation. Their income was 93% that of single men without children.

www.womenandequalityunit.gov.uk



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