Barbara Broadway

Working paper

Probing the effects of the Australian system of minimum wages on the gender wage gap

The complex system of occupation and industry-specific minimum wages has the potential to close the gender wage gap by ensuring equal minimum pay for equal jobs, but it also has the potential to widen it by discriminating against jobs more commonly held by women.
Working paper

The importance of economic expectations for retirement entry

This paper analyses how strongly anticipated economic circumstances might impact on individuals retirement decisions. Abstract We estimate hazard rates of retirement entry as a function of the option value of work. The individuals’ expectations about the future economy are incorporated in the option value of...