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A raw deal for women!

A study says that women earn lesser vis-a-vis their male colleagues, regardless of their posts.

health and fitness Updated: Aug 31, 2005 16:32 IST
Asian News International
Asian News International

Not a fairA recent study suggests that women earn lesser as compared to their male colleagues, regardless of what role they have, or what industry they work in.

The study, carried out by the online salary database website,, has revealed that women earn an average of 27 percent less than men.

The findings showed that men get an average salary of #30,948, while women earn #23,977.

The gap has increased by 3% in the year 2004 and is expected to widen in the years to come.

Researchers have cited various reasons for the growing gap, and one of which is that women shy away from wage negotiations.

Some 66 per cent of females said they were too scared to ask for a rise, compared with just 24 per cent of men, reports The Sun.

The salary gap was the widest in London, where men earn an average of 35 per cent more #39,022 compared to women's #28,833.

According a spokesman for the website, the discrimination in wages indicates that in-equality in wages on the basis of sex is still prevalent in the society.

"This shows sex discrimination is still rife," the paper quoted the spokesman as saying.

First Published: Aug 31, 2005 16:32 IST