There are 1 million young women in England and Wales struggling to live on low or no pay. We want them to thrive and have a fairer working future which is why we are working hard to address the income gap.
Cost of living crisis
Young women have been hit especially hard by the rising cost of living and are more likely than young men to be struggling to make ends meet. This is because young women were already earning less to start with.
On average, young women take home around 22% less than young men. Young women are more likely to be doing unpaid caring work, like caring for children or younger siblings. So they are more likely to be in part-time jobs, not able to get enough hours or to progress or not working at all.
Our research report, Just Getting By: Young Women’s Trust Annual Survey 2022, highlights the difficulties young women today face as the financial divide between young women and young men gets wider.
Read our 2022 research report Just Getting By