Nuns offer a unique insight into how work is divided between the sexes and rewarded accordingly.
New research identifies sexism as the main driver of the gender wage gap.
New research shows that women are paid 16% less than their male colleagues for making a contribution of the same value to their employer.
It’s a man’s world.
An expert who has spent 15 years researching the gender pay gap among actors explains.
Flexible working reduces the likelihood that women cut their hours or leave the labour market after childbirth.
Women’s activism has indeed enabled progress to be made in norms and direct gender regulation, but it has not prevented, the growth of market liberalism that has increased regulation distance in many areas.
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The weakening of collective rights and employment protections has harmed the relative position of women in ways that have offset gains through changing values and individual rights.
The focus should be on supporting women to negotiate fairer pay.
Women still only make up a small percentage of the Australian game development industry. What’s being done to change this?
Women are making inroads in the gaming industry but progress is slow. We need more flexible workplaces, and perhaps even hiring quotas, to fix the gender imbalance.
The uber pool of the 18th century.
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Prior to industrialisation in the 19th century, most people worked multiple jobs to piece together a living.
Beyond the gender wage gap there is a problem of persistent underemployment.
Focusing on the gender wage gap means we don't address increasing insecure work. Women face both higher unemployment and underemployment rates than men.
Gender income inequality in Australia is now considerably above the OECD average of 15.5%.
A 10% reduction in gender income inequality can boost labour productivity by up to 3%, new analysis finds.
A lot to juggle.
A new £5m scheme to help women back to work after having children is welcome, but it's a drop in the ocean.
It always seems just out of reach.
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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.
The appointment of three women to politically powerful roles is symbolically significant for Japanese women.
Even though three women have recently been appointed to powerful positions in Japanese politics, gender parity in the country is a long way off.
Around the world, social change is curiously one-sided.
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.
Misunderstandings about the gender pay gap diminish the importance of its impact, so it's time to explain the different ways it's measured.
A new report has drilled down into how much graduates from particular courses earn. What does it mean for universities?
Australians are some of the worst wasters in the developed world.
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Australia still rests too heavily on its luck, and not enough on its brains.
Research shows when there are three women on a board, as opposed to one, they are seen as individuals rather than the “female voice”.
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Australia's largest companies are happy to tick gender reporting boxes, but when it comes to pay equity they are largely silent.
A third of adults in the OECD now have a university degree.
Sometimes operating in the dark does more harm than good.
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It's not just the gender pay gap that stands to benefit from ending salary secrecy.