UK women furthest behind in the pay stakes

The
UK’s gender pay gap is the widest of any country in the European Union,
according to a new report.

The
research by business information company, Datamonitor, shows that British
women’s pay is on average more than one-thirds less than men’s.

However,
the study shows the disparity is due to the type of jobs women chose rather
than a result of discrimination.

The
author of the report, Andrew Russell, said that women were more likely to take
jobs such as social work, nursing and teaching, which offered lower salaries.

By Michael Millar

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