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Young Persons (Wages)

Volume 80: debated on Tuesday 11 June 1985

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19.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the percentage change in young people's wages as a proportion of adult wages since 1979 for boys and for girls.

The earnings of boys relative to men fell by 12 per cent. and those of girls relative to women fell by 13 per cent. between April 1979 and April 1984.