14/08/2001

Survey finds women are paid less than men but are much happier

A survey by the Abbey National has revealed that just 26 per cent of women and 18 per cent of men are extremely happy at work.

The new survey, out on Monday, also revealed that women are paid less than men but were still happier at work. However, as many as 15 per cent of men said they were unhappy at work, compared to only eight per cent of women.

The survey also found that just over 51 per cent of men were paid for working overtime, while only 37 per cent of women were.

Other interesting statistics included:



  • 26 per cent of women compared to three per cent of men, have left work to look after the family


  • Women were five times more likely to give up a days work than men


  • 21 per cent of working women sacrificed annual leave to care for their children




The Abbey National survey was carried out among working parents with children aged up to 16 years old. (MB)

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