Financial inequality and the gender investment gap
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, on 8 March, calls for us to embrace equity. Our latest Agenda podcast explores how financial inequality and the gender investment gap put women in financially vulnerable positions that can then be exacerbated by further challenges—such as the cost-of-living crisis.
Listen to Anna Martin (Financial Services Officer at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation), Dr Helen Jenkins (Oxera Partner), and Dr Karen Croxson (Deputy Chief Economist and Head of Research for Economic Data Science and Behavioral Science at the UK Financial Conduct Authority) discuss the issues that arise from earnings and employment gaps, outline how this is heightened by gaps in investment and savings, and explore how and why they exist.
We then look to what policies, market changes, and other actions might help women to have more equitable access to financial markets and employment opportunities, and how barriers can be broken down to create change.