The rise of feminism has made boys more ambitious

The rise of feminism has made boys more ambitious

Greater awareness of the inequality between the sexes has seen women ascend to highly-paid jobs.

Research from a British university has found that they have a high degree in the field of best-paid and most prestigious management roles.

A report has found that a major cause of this is the redoubled effort.

Researchers at the London School of Economics warns this could be the gender pay gap.

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Karren Brady (pictured) is one of the leading figures in business and who was elected to the House of Lords in 2014. Research from LSE has found that women have advanced in fields as well as accountancy and remain in the best-paid and most prestigious management roles

Karren Brady (pictured) is one of the leading figures in business and who was elected to the House of Lords in 2014. Research from LSE has found that women have advanced in fields as well as accountancy and remain in the best-paid and most prestigious management roles

The findings come soon after the gender pay gap is 'close to zero'.

It is allegedly shrinking for people in their 40s.

The LSE paper was published in 1958, 1970 and 2000.

Analysis of the research has found that boys born in 2000 have had higher aspirations than previous generations in terms of income.

Men continue to dominate in science, technology, engineering, finance and politics, the report said.

The report explained: '[Boys] are 'increasingly geared towards jobs with significant higher levels of competitiveness and greater incomes compared to previous generations and their current female peers.'

It also focuses on the growing ambition of being in a position as a senior executive, as chief executives, chief financial officers, chief operating officers and other senior management positions.

Researchers Dr Grace Lordan of LSE and Dr Warn N Lekfuangfu of Chulalong University in Bangkok, said: 'The changing preferences of males are contributing to stubborn gender gaps in traditionally male dominated positions.

'Noteworthy is the most recent cohorts are aspiring to work in occupations with much higher levels of competitiveness and larger income as opposed to previous cohorts and their current female peers.'

They said that while women conquered once male-dominated industries, and they have infiltrated traditionally femalecentric professions.

Gwynne Shotwell (pictured) is the COO of SpaceX. Researchers at the London School of Economics could not be more ambitious

Gwynne Shotwell (pictured) is the COO of SpaceX. Researchers at the London School of Economics could not be more ambitious

WHAT IS THE GENDER PAY GAP?

On average, men working in the UK earn between 9 per cent more than women in the same profession, numbers released by the Office for National Statistics show.

Earning on average £ 39,995 a year – over a quarter (28.6 per cent) less than men on £ 58,070.

The data reveals that public sector staff are still on an average higher than those in the private sector – taking home £ 599 a week compared to £ 532.

Male take home more than 20 per cent more than women – earning on average £ 10.59 an hour rather than £ 8.39 an hour given to females.

The overwhelming majority of professions tend to pay more to men than women.

And research conducted in October 2017 showed that just three jobs do not have a gender pay gap at all – bar staff, medical and dental technicians, and waiters.

From April 2018, all staff members have more than 250 employees.

Figures that show that average weekly earnings for full-time employees in the UK were £ 550, up 2.2 per cent from £ 539 in 2016 and the highest rise since 2008.

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Justine Greening, women and equalities minister, said: 'Eliminating the gender pay gap is key to building a stronger economy.

'It is simply good business sense to recognize the enormous potential of women and to take action to nurture and progress female talent.'

She added: 'I'm now calling on employers across the country to get on with their gender pay gap. They have until 31st March to do so.

'By shining a light on where there are gaps, we can take action and make sure they are harnessing the talents and skills of men and women.'

For example, social workers, nurses and primary school teachers remain heavily dominated by women.

The researchers say this is as a result of 'asymmetric gender revolution.'

The added: 'The proportion of males in nursing is flat over the three periods, with the share of learning to progress into lower levels for the most recent cohort.'

Girls, the paper said, but much parents or teachers may try to persuade them to go into heavy male occupations.

It said there were questions about what it means to be at a local level, by parents, to move the needle.

'For example, if a mother encourages her daughter to be an astrophysicist, but she is growing up in different messages,'

Dr Lordan said: 'We expect equality for females, but our analysis has been either unchanging, or, in the case of income and competitiveness, being aspired to more often by boys born in 2000.

'Everyone is on equal terms with respect to moving females into traditional male roles. Few pay attention to the paint of changing trends for male professions. '

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