Society and Culture

Equal Pay Day will repeat the same old myths

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

With Equal Pay Day approaching on Thursday, IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham wrote her weekly op-ed for The Spectator on the fallacy of the gender pay gap.

Annabel argued that not only is equal pay a separate issue from the gender pay gap, it is also wrong to assume that woman are being kept behind by a  prejudiced, patriarchal society where gender inequality is steadily worsening.

She said: “For a start, the gap in men and women’s earnings often boils down to compensating differentials and free choice. If women opt to work fewer hours, work flexibly, prioritise shorter commutes and even retire earlier, is it any wonder their retirement savings are lower at the end of the day?“.

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