Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gender Pay Gap "Not Closing," Says U.K. Study

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In case you missed it, President Obama signed legislation into law earlier this year that mandated equal pay for equal work between men and women. This was a landmark in gender politics in the workplace for Americans, and it was a long time in coming. However, when it comes to the actual careers men end of choosing vs. what women choose on average, there is still a large gender pay gap. This can lead to an occasional need for payday loans and unsecured loans.

The gap is not closing

That’s what BBC News has found. Thanks to studies by groups like the Women and Work Commission, it has been determined that government in the United Kingdom is doing too little to tackle the issue of gender stereotypes in schools. They believe that this is the cause of the widening gap: women are still being steered toward “traditional” jobs. From 2007 to 2008, the gender pay gap in the United Kingdom jumped from 21.9 percent to 22.6 percent.

Tackling the stereotypes

“The government is committed to tackling inequalities in the workplace and progress has been made across the public sector and in helping women get the skills and training they need,” said Baroness Margaret Prosser, chair of the Women and Work Commission. “But ministers must match commitment with fundamental change that will make a real difference - starting in our schools.” ... click here to read the rest of the article titled "Gender Pay Gap "Not Closing," Says U.K. Study"

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