In 2016 around 36% of young women will earn less than the new recommended living wage
36% of young women earn less than the new recommended living wage.
In case the current economic outlook wasn’t depressing enough for you, a new study published today reveals that a large proportion of women in their twenties will be earning less than they need to live on in 2016.
Think tank The Resolution Foundation predicts that next year, 36% of young women will fall short of receiving £8.25 per hour which finance experts maintain is the new minimum amount neccessary for people to live on in the UK – although this is not compulsory for businesses.
The figure is compared to 29% of men the same age who do not earn over £8.25.