Women in poverty

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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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