Income inequality | Report reveals shocking disparity in pay for single parents

Report reveals shocking disparity in pay for single parents

Single parents have the lowest average income for both men and women, according to the latest research.

On Single Parents’ Day, data from NOW: Pensions reveals single fathers earn 32% less than the ‘average’ man, while women fare even worse, with single mothers earning 53% less than the ‘average’ man and 37% less than the ‘average’ woman. The data also reveals single mothers have the lowest rate of labour market participation of all groups - which will significantly impact their ability to save enough into their pensions for retirement.

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