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More education accounts for the rising share of women in the UK top 1%

Richard Burkhauser, Nicolas Herault, Stephen JENKINS, Roger Wilkins

Published : 2020

Abstract

The share of total income held by those at the very top of the income distribution has been much analysed, but despite a rising share of women in the top 1% of the income distribution, less is known about the gender divide at the top. This column analyses gender differences among the UK top 1% between 1999 and 2015. The rising share of women in the top 1% is largely accounted for by women having increased the time they spend in full-time education by more than men did.