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Gender pay gap reversed for part-time roles, with women earning more, finds ONS

The pay gap between men and women may be closing, but when it comes to part time work – women are earning more, according to the Office of National Statistics.

IT's figures from its report on the 2011 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, reveal that although the gender hourly pay gap (excluding overtime) for all employees stood last April at 20.2% the differential between male and female earnings was only 11.7% for full-time workers and was reversed for part-time employees.

The median hourly earnings of part-time women was 4.8% higher than for part-time men.

This gap was entirely due to earnings within the 22-39 age range.