Wages are low among hospitality workers, who are disproportionately female.
Women in minimum wage jobs earn 10% less than their male peers. Wages are systematically lower in jobs more commonly held by women.
Women working full-time earn on average $26,527 less than men each year.
The gender pay gap is declining in Australia, although that probably has more to do with underlying economic conditions than anything else.
The income gap between men and women is wider in the arts than the average gap across all industries in Australia. This is especially so for female writers, visual artists and musicians.
The average Australian female artist is better educated than her male counterpart but earns significantly less than him, new research shows. And artists’ incomes are declining in real terms.
Women on higher incomes see an income boost from reading skills.
Data shows that the gender wage gap can be partially explained by how different skills and psychological traits are treated in the labour market.
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.
One study found women were four times more likely to experience anxiety than their male colleagues in similar jobs.
The long term financial consequences of the pay gap are clear; but could there also been impacts on health?
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.