Three reasons why the gender pay gap is more complicated than sexism alone

Three reasons why the gender pay gap is more complicated than sexism alone

While the gender pay gap has halved to 5% for millennials, women in their 30s and 40s continue to face a rise in pay inequality, according to new research by the Resolution Foundation.

According to data published by the think-tank, the discrepancy in average hourly pay between men and women has almost halved during the past generation. However, the data also shows women entering work now will still earn significantly less than their male counterparts over their careers, particularly among women who choose to have children.

At first glance, the gender pay gap appears to be about women being paid less than men for the same job – but this is not entirely the case. Although illegal gender discrimination most likely plays a part in the pay gap, it is not the only factor.

So why is the gender pay gap so complicated?

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