Lack Of Girls Studying STEM Will Keep Gender Pay Gap Open Until 2069
27 September 2016
New research from Deloitte has found that, at the current rate of change, the gender pay gap will not be closed for over 50 years. The current hourly pay gap is between men and women is 9.4% (£1.30) and is narrowing by just 2.5 pence per year. The research found that of the top 10 most popular occupations for graduates, men start on a higher average salary than women in 9, with all 10 occupations showing a pay gap that widens throughout careers.
Deloitte further analysed the gender pay gap by qualification, and found that there was no difference in starting salaries for men and women with degrees in STEM subjects, and called for more to be done to encourage girls to study STEM qualifications.