Women and Age

Not all women are the same. Today older women often lose out to younger counterparts and the disparities of gender inequality become exaggerated with age. Employers need to understand the needs of older women to advance and support them in the workplace.

The population of the UK is ageing. Today,over a third of the total UK population is aged 50 years and over and there are now more people in the UK aged 60 and above than there are under 181. This trend will accelerate in the coming years. By 2040, nearly 1 in 4 people in the UK will be aged 65 or over2.

Why older women are worse off and what you can do about it:
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