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The technology could close the gap

September 27, 2016

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Medicine, dentistry or technology do not know for the pay gap, yet with current pace, it would take more than half a century for Britons to see pay parity in all the professions.

These are the findings published by the accountancy company Deloitte. Despite a significant leap forward over the last decades, women in the United Kingdom still receive substantially lower pay than men, even while doing the same job. The future, however, seems to look brighter for females betting on technology, engineering and science.

A great part of the pay gap, so the Deloitte’s report, lies in different career paths each gender chooses. High-skilled jobs demanding both, social and technical skills are typically not only better, but also equally paid. So, women who will pursue careers in science, technology or engineering may expect to increase their earnings potential. With only one in six employees in these occupations being a woman, there is a great potential for educated females to close the gap.

If technology is not made more appealing for girls and women are not encouraged to go into high-skilled profession, the women in the United Kingdom will have to wait until 2069 for the pay parity to happen.

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From → Hic Salta

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