Job security 'lower for UK women'

Press Association
International Women's Day at LSE
International Women's Day at LSE

Women in the UK are less likely to be in work, experience lower job security and greater pay inequality than their counterparts in other developed countries, according to a new study.

The UK was ranked 18th out of 27 Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD) countries in 2011 on five indicators of female economic empowerment, such as equality of earnings with men, although improvements had been made over previous years, said the report by PwC.