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This report presents the results of a survey completed with a nationally representative sample of New Zealanders in order to establish their opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Key findings

  1. Paying people differently because of a person’s ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and/or gender was unacceptable to most respondents
  2. Against this background, the percentage of respondents saying unequal pay is common was four times higher than the percentage who thought it was uncommon
  3. Many respondents reported being paid less for doing the exact same job as another person
  4. Age, gender, as well as ethnicity, race, colour or national origin were frequently provided as reasons for being paid less
  5. Disabled respondents were more likely to report that they had been held back in their job or missed out on opportunities without good reason
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