[Maths-Education] Unequal AND low pay
Jim D.N. SMITH(EDS)
Wed, 28 Feb 2001 08:59:31 +0000
The Equal Opportunities Commision Report:
The taskforce report identifies three main causes of unequal pay:
Women now do as well as or even better than men in terms of educational
achievement; the sexes enter higher education in equal proportions, and
womens employment is catching up with mens (69%, compared to 79%). There
are complex reasons why the gap in earnings persists despite this
progress, which can be broken down into three areas:.
a.. sex discrimination in pay systems, which accounts for 25-50% of
the gender pay gap...
b.. women are concentrated in low paid jobs such as shop assistants,
Need I say more ?
Jim D N Smith BSc MEd BA
Mathematics Education Centre
School of Education
Sheffield Hallam University
36 Collegiate Crescent
0114 225 2349 desk
0114 225 2339 fax
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