Articles on gender pay gap

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Beyond the gender wage gap there is a problem of persistent underemployment. Pexels

What we miss when we focus on the gender wage gap

Focusing on the gender wage gap means we don't address increasing insecure work. Women face both higher unemployment and underemployment rates than men.
It always seems just out of reach. Glass ceiling via www.shutterstock.com

Why it’s so hard for women to break into the C-suite

While Clinton's popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, her rival's nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias in management.
Research shows that even taking into account all the drivers of the gender pay gap there is still a large portion we can’t explain. Julian Smith/AAP

Will the real gender pay gap please stand up?

Misunderstandings about the gender pay gap diminish the importance of its impact, so it's time to explain the different ways it's measured.
Research shows when there are three women on a board, as opposed to one, they are seen as individuals rather than the “female voice”. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Companies prefer ticking boxes to breaking the glass ceiling

Australia's largest companies are happy to tick gender reporting boxes, but when it comes to pay equity they are largely silent.
When pay rates are individually negotiated, women tend to do less well. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Let’s talk about your pay, and loudly

With the gender pay gap refusing to go away, it's time more people were encouraged to discuss their salary openly.
A South African woman needs to work two months more than a man to earn the equivalent salary in a year. Shutterstock

Women are still paid less than men in South African companies

The South African gender pay gap is estimated, on average, to be between 15% and 17%. Employers are benefiting unduly from the historic undervaluing of women’s skills and contributions.
To bolster women’s employment participation as Tony Abbott so desires, better funding for child care would be a good way to go. AAP/Alan Porritt

Abbott should dump, not ‘refine’, his paid parental leave scheme

Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed over the weekend that he will use the parliamentary summer break to review his paid parental leave (PPL) scheme, which has so far proven to be a large political liability…

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