The gender pay gap has lowered to five per cent among UK workers in their 20s, according to a study by the Resolution Foundation. However, the discrepancy widens once women hit their 30s and start a family.
The thinktank found that whilst the gender pay gap for women aged 20 to 29 has fallen to five per cent, as women’s careers go on, they will earn significantly less than men. When female workers get into their 30s and 40s, they face a "rapid rise" in pay inequality, a discrepancy of almost 30% by the time they are in their mid-40s unless there is further government intervention - the report says.
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