46% of women are main earners

Some 46% of women describe themselves as the main earner in their family, according to a new study.

Some 46% of women describe themselves as the main earner in their family, according to a new study.
 
Women and Protection published by Bright Grey found that 44% of working women are responsible for making financial decisions for the family, while 72% say they pay the bills.

Despite this, they are still less likely to have any savings in place than men. The research also shows that 35% of working women do not have a pension, compared to 30% of men.

Roger Edwards, proposition director at Bright Grey, said: "As earnings levels even up and the level of financial responsibility in households is more equally divided, women could be putting themselves at risk by not protecting their income – especially if a household is dependent on their salary."

Figures from the GMB union showed women make up more than half of the workforce in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.





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