An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions
eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series
Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi and Sandra Buchholz
Chapter 6: The Consequences of Shifting Education and Economic Structures for Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry: The British Case Study
As outlined in Chapter 1 of this book, women's educational attainment levels reached or even surpassed those of men in the latter half of the twentieth century in most Western societies (Vincent-Lancrin 2009). Nevertheless the gender wage gap still stands: Generally speaking, women earn less then their male counterparts (18 per cent at median earnings) in the UK (OECD 2012).
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