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Industry news: Diversity & Inclusion

Working-class women in elite occupations face a double 'pay penalty'

28 January 2019   (0 Comments)
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According to the new book The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged, working-class women in top professions such as law, medicine and finance earn on average £7,500 per year less than women from upper middle class backgrounds.

The book's authors, Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison, also found that working class women from many ethnic minority backgrounds faced a triple pay disadvantage in elite occupations.

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