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Women in top jobs drink twice as much, says study

world Updated: May 20, 2012 23:28 IST

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Women in highflying jobs drink twice as much than those in manual jobs, according to UK’s official statistics, reflecting a startling “cocktail and business card culture” which is on the rise.

Figures from the Office of National Statistics in the UK showed that women in top positions, such as managers in large companies, drink a bottle of wine a week on average, around 11.2 units, compared with 6.2 units for female hairdressers, cleaners and factory workers.

Expressing concerns over the figures, UK’s Shadow Health Minister Diane Abbott said the figures lifted the lid on some of the problems around the cocktail and business card culture.

“It’s good that more women are out in the workforce and are enjoying social life in pubs and bars. But these disturbingly high figures reveal women’s drinking patterns have changed in a generation,” Abbott was quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph.

“The problem is not just young 'ladettes'. These figures reflect the rise of the British 'Margarita culture', and some of the surrounding problems,’ she said.

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