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Married women earn far less than male partners (french study) Watch

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    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-male-partners

    A study by France's national statistics institute Insee found that three quarters of the country's women who had a revenue and were in a relationship earned an average of 42% less than their husbands or boyfriends.
    In 2011 the average salary of the woman in a couple was €16,700 compared with €29,000 earned by her partner. Only a quarter of full-time working women earned more than their male partners.
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    The difference between single men and women is only 9%, said researchers.
    I wonder what these stats look like in the UK since the overall pay gap is even higher .
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    Is this meant to show anything..?
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    Possibly because for many couples, the next logical step after marriage is children. Therefore, women tend to take a break in their career to raise a family.

    Am I meant to be outraged by this?
 
 
 
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