The gender pay gap is way overblown by the media — here are the real stats
„The recruitment consultancy Robert Half decided to get some early PR out of International Women’s Day this Tuesday. It published an analysis of salary rates in the UK for men and women concluding that women will earn £298,064 ($422,267) less than men over their lifetimes, a gender pay gap of 24%.
The press release has already been written up by the Evening Standard, The Guardian, and here at Business Insider.
The problem with this statistic is that … it’s rubbish.
The gender pay gap in the UK is just 9.4% and getting smaller every year, according to the Office for National Statistics, which does an annual survey of men’s and women’s wage rates specifically to monitor discriminatory pay.“ (…) (Hervorhebung GB)