Not that this should be a surprise to anyone:
Women earn less than men in their twenties because they are choosing the wrong subjects to study at university, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found.
The gender pay gap emerges almost immediately after graduation, with male graduates earning on average five per cent more than female graduates at the age of 25, according to a new analysis.
“Most of the initial gap can be explained by university subject choices, with women less likely to study subjects that lead to high-paying jobs,” researchers at the IFS explained.
“Women make up just a third of graduates in economics, the subject with the highest financial returns, and two thirds of graduates in creative arts, the subject with the lowest returns.”
But there will be another excuse along directly. I’m sure someone will try the “But that the subjects wimmins do pay less is evidence of the patriarchy”.