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Half of female IT graduates receive lower pay
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Science, IT and Engineering
More than half of all women in IT roles believe that they are earning less than their male counterparts, new research has revealed.
The study by Intellect, entitled Perceptions of equal pay, also suggests that the number of women working in the sector has decreased by 16 per cent.
In addition more than a third of female employees said they had proof that they were being paid lees and a further 29 per cent feel that they would not be treated fairly when applying for a promotion.
Describing her disappointment at the findings, Carrie Hartnell at Intellect said: "It is clear that perceptions of unequal pay in the technology industry still abound and I am disappointed by the small scale of improvements on last year's results."
She added: "In most cases perceptions of inequality have only fallen between one and five per cent. Today's findings illustrate how a lack of equal pay in the technology industry is damaging our economy."
The figures also suggested that only 44 per cent of women failed the pay structures at their firm were transparent.