Why are they in poverty?
- In more than one high risk group: Women, Elderly, One parent families
- Take time off work for maternity leave - discrimination
- Glass cieling effect - where women are unable to be in the top-paid jobs
- 2008 - OECD - medien earnings for women were 17% lower than male counterparts
- European commission - womens hourly wage wer 17.5% lower in 27 EU member states
- Government trying to encourage an increase…
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