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Female graduates earn less.

RECENT female graduates from Welsh universities are earning thousands of pounds less than their male counterparts - even when they've studied the same subject at the same uni.

The gender pay gap can be partly explained by women taking time off work to have children, or a case of men being more likely to work in highpaying professions. However, exclusive analysis of government figures by Wales has revealed that many young women are already earning less than young men in their first jobs out of uni - even when they've got the same degree.

Nationally, 19 subjects saw men earning more than women one year after graduating in 2014/15, compared to just three that saw equal pay and eight that saw women earning more than men.

Those on a Technology degree saw the biggest pay gap, with men on these courses earning PS5,400 more a year than women.

Health and Social Care saw a pay gap of PS3,800 a year, while men in Chemistry typically earn PS4,100 more in their first year.

At the other end of the scale, the biggest pay gap in favour of women was in Physics and Astronomy, which saw recent female graduates earning PS2,800 more.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Aug 7, 2019
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