“The gender pay gap is an equality measure that shows the difference in average earnings between women and men.” Gov.uk
There are a number of complex reasons for the Gender Pay Gap according to Gov.uk. Primarily, the causes are;
- A higher percentage of women chose occupations that offer less financial rewards.
- A higher percentage of women work part-time, and part-time workers on average earn less than their full-time counterparts.
- Women are still less likely to progress up the career ladder into higher paying, more skilled jobs.