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英女人比男人富得快

2005-08-18 11:34

  British women are becoming increasingly wealthier than men, according to research from an investment bank published on Monday.

  Researchers for Investec Private Bank found the number of wealthy women is increasing, with 2.4 million UK women having more than 25,000 pounds(US$45,000)in savings accounts alone.

  The majority of these women(60 per cent)are married or cohabiting, 16 per cent are single and the remainder are widowed, divorced or separated.

  Analysis from the bank's data has found that since October 2003, 45 per cent of new clients who opened one of their accounts(which has a minimum balance of 25, 000 pounds)have been women who have done so in their own name.

  Research published last month showed that there are now an estimated 360, 000 women in Britain who are worth half a million pounds or more each.

  Between them, they own assets worth almost 300 billion pounds(US$ 540 billion)and their numbers are expected to increase rapidly. It is estimated that by 2025, women will own 60 per cent of the nation's personal wealth.

  Over the past 30 years, the female employment rate has jumped from 42 per cent to 70 per cent, while almost a third of managers are now women. In 1974, the number of women managers was a mere 2 per cent.

  However, other factors also come into the equation. Women are now living longer, inheriting valuable properties and other assets from their spouses and receiving generous divorce settlements.

  巾帼不让须眉 英女人比男人富得快

  一家投资银行发表的研究报告声称,英国女人正越来越变得比男人更有钱。

  天达私人银行的研究人员发现,英国有钱的女性越来越多,个人银行存款超过25,000英镑(45,000美元)的英国女性的数目已高达240万。

  在这些女性之中,大多数(60%)已经结婚或同居,16%的仍是单身,其他的则是寡居、离异或分居的。经过对银行数据分析发现,自2003年10月以来,在银行开户(账户里至少存有25,000英镑)的新客户中,45%的是女性,而且她们都是以自己的名义开户存款的。

  上个月刊发的一份研究报告显示,在英国估计有36万女性拥有50万英镑的财产,有的甚至更多。

  英国女性拥有的个人资产总值约为3000亿英镑(5400亿美元),而且这个数目有望快速增长。据估计,到2025年,英国个人财富的60%将掌握在女性手中。

  在过去的30年中,女性就业率从42%飙升到70%.目前,约有三分之一的管理人员为女性。而在1974年,女性管理人员的数目仅为2%.

  不过,女性财富的增长也与其它因素有关。现在,女性的寿命普遍比男性长,她们可以从配偶那里继承贵重物品和其它财产,如果离婚的话,她们也可以得到可观的财产。

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