Low Pay Trap a Double Disadvantage for Young Women

The Equality Trust has today responded to new research by the Social Mobility Commission that concludes that teenage girls who were disadvantaged were more likely than boys to take courses leading to low earning jobs.

Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:

“This report is yet more proof that inequality blights lives. Poor young women are facing employment outcomes that are more likely to trap them in poverty. As we’ve learned from the pandemic, women are paying the price with higher rates of furlough, redundancies, and caring responsibilities.