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Key points

  • Women are particularly vulnerable to poverty, partly as a result of the gender pay gap and caring responsibilities.
  • Women working full-time are paid less an hour than men for doing work of equivalent value. This figure is higher for ethnic minority women and those working part-time.
  • Because of the small size of samples in surveys, there is a lack of reliable data to compare men and women in London, particularly at sub-regional and borough level.

You can find out more about women and poverty from Fawcett:

Women in Poverty

Motherhood, pay and employment

Women and the recession