Gender pay gap is at its most extreme for women in their 50s

New research released by UK based organisation Rest Less has revealed that the gender pay gap at its most extreme for women in their 50s.

Last year, government research showed age discrimination occurred at an alarming rate in Australian organisations, where 30 percent of surveyed employers admitted to not employing people over 50.

While In 2017, the National Bureau of Economic Research tested for the prevalence of age discrimination in hiring and found that that the résumés of older women got far fewer callbacks than both those of older men and younger applicants of either gender. As The Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore puts it, “Being good at your job seemingly counts for little. Try getting a new job past 55.”

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