This paper examines the differential experiences of men and women during the dramatic changes to the labour market caused by the health response to COVID-19 and evaluates the likely impact of stimulating different industries on men and women.
Ahead of the 2019 federal election, debate has turned to the fairness of the Turnbull Government's tax package. Kelly O'Dwyer, the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, and Minister for Women, has weighed in, claiming the tax cuts were "good for wo
This report outlines key housing needs and challenges for women through national research undertaken across regional Australia. It offers new knowledge and insights that are relevant for policy and key decision makers across all levels of government, community housing providers, researchers and the private sector.
Female labour force participation has increased tremendously since World War II in developed countries. The key contribution of this paper is to provide separate and internally consistent estimates of the role of tax and transfer policy reforms, wage growth, population changes and changes in labour...
This publication outlines evidence on over 60 different statistical indicators of gender inequality in Australia, organised into 18 different subject groupings. It paints a composite picture of how women are blocked from full participation in work and economic activity, experience greater precarity in employment, are...
This plan provides a framework for coordinated action by the Western Australian government, business, organisations and individuals, with practical steps to advance gender equality over the next ten years.
This report tracks the life cycle of Australian women, from early childhood, through education, employment, unpaid work, parenting and care, to retirement and old age, and identifies the points at which they fall behind men, in terms of their social and economic power.
There’s a vast gap between the projected lifetime earnings of the average Australian man with kids, compared with the projected earnings of the average Australian woman with kids. The gap is about two million dollars.
Gender parity has a fundamental bearing on whether or not economies and societies thrive. None of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children. That’s the sobering finding of this year's edition of the Global Gender Gap...
Nappies, books and wrinkles: how children, qualifications and age affect female underemployment in Australia
This paper examines the factors contributing to female underemployment across Australia. ‘Underemployed’ in this document refers to females in part-time employment, who, if given the choice, would take on more hours of paid employment relative to their current hours.