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Men underperforming compared to women in terms of graduate jobs

Published: Tuesday, 06 July 2010   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Men are generally finding it tougher to secure graduate jobs than women, according to a new report.

A study by the Higher Education Policy Institute has discovered that despite making up almost 50 per cent of the population, men are only securing 44 per cent of the jobs in the graduate market.

Bahram Bekhradnia, director at the institute, feels that a "general hopelessness" and laziness are among the reasons why young men are struggling to secure graduate positions.

He said: "Boys and young men are underperforming girls and young women right through school and university and in many respects, it seems, coming out of university as well."

However, men are still better paid then women, according to the study, as on average they earn approximately £2,000 more.

Meanwhile, this gap has increased to £4,000 three years later.

Furthermore, close to one in six male graduates have struggled to seal employment during the recession, this was in comparison to 11.2 per cent of women.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19874650-ADNFCR

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