Even at the top, the glass ceiling is hard to shatter

Though the proportion of women earning incomes in the top 1 per cent has been rising in the UK, progress is almost non-existent at the very top of the distribution.


In the debate about top incomes, one aspect has been strikingly missing: gender. When we talk about the top 1 per cent, how many of it are women? Is there a glass ceiling that prevents women from reaching the very top of the income distribution?


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