Florence Derrick

Gender and ethnicity pay gaps begin immediately after university

New research on the labour market shows that the UK gender pay gap applies as soon as graduates finish their degrees.   The study, conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), focused on the salaries of 2018 graduates over the first 15 months since graduating. It found that on …

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Pregnant women face discrimination due to COVID-19

One in four pregnant women have faced discrimination at work due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a new study shows.    The Trades Union Congress (TUC) surveyed over 3,400 women, either pregnant or on maternity leave, on their experiences of work since the pandemic began. One in four of those interviewed …

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Take stock: women are more successful on the stock exchange than men

Women are more successful on the stock exchange than men, a new study shows. The stock exchange has historically been a boy’s club. Women weren’t admitted into the London Stock Exchange until 1973, and Wall Street has traditionally been the preserve of alpha-male stockbrokers like its famous ‘Wolf’, Jordan Belfort. …

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