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. 

Socio-economic Disadvantage Affects Higher Education Access and Performance

A new report published today by Universities UK has highlighted how socio-economic disadvantage affects access to and performance at higher education for many students from poorer backgrounds.

Commenting on the report, the Equality Trust's Executive Director, Dr Wanda Wyporska, said:

"For far too many people, being born poor means dying poor. That means talent is wasted, and potential is unfulfilled, which is bad for them and bad for the economy.  This simply isn't good enough for a modern, wealthy country that wants to see everyone succeed.