Women economic conditions

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Report

Casualties of fashion: how garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia are wearing the cost of COVID-19

The research in this report reveals that garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia – two prominent garment producing countries for the Australian market – are not earning enough to cover basic living costs for their families during COVID-19.
Report

Debt, duress and dob-ins: Centrelink compliance processes and domestic violence

This report, looking at Centrelink debts and domestic violence, shows that survivors of domestic violence, usually women, are unfairly held solely responsible for social security debts in situations where the debt was the direct result of their partner’s or ex-partner’s threats, physical violence or coercion.
Policy report

The gender superannuation gap: addressing the options

A combination of greater levels of part-time work, employment in lower-paid industries, lower hourly rates of pay for women compared to men, and less time in the paid workforce during their working years results in pronounced gender pay, income and superannuation gaps. This paper looks...
Report

Women, work, care and COVID

This report examines how women in couple families with male partners and primary school-aged children managed work, family and remote schooling during long pandemic-related lockdowns. It draws on in-depth interviews with 14 women and the findings highlight how the triple load in lockdowns is taking...
Report

2019 Churchill Fellowship to study service responses to women experiencing or escaping domestic financial abuse USA, Canada, UK

This report outlines the work of organisations and people responding to domestic economic abuse in the UK, USA and Canada. It includes observations about the potential relevance of this work to the Australian context, and includes some recommendations for Australia.
Literature review

Preventing the financial abuse of women: literature and desktop review

This document presents a review of the literature relating to existing approaches to addressing financial abuse of women. It explores how the issue of financial abuse is defined and discussed, maps a variety of interventions and programs in place to which respond, and prevent the...
Briefing paper

The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women and caregivers in academia

The findings from this project not only reinforce many of the same trends that others are reporting—that women and caregivers are at a huge disadvantage as the pandemic persists—but also brings new data to the fore on the particular activities where these gaps exist.
Discussion paper

How to make the budget less sexist

It is often argued that budget policy has traditionally advantaged men over women. This paper makes seven recommendations on how to improve women’s economic security and use the budget as a tool to reduce gender inequality.
Report

Global gender gap report 2021

Another generation of women will have to wait for gender parity, according to this report. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt, closing the global gender gap has increased by a generation from 99.5 years to 135.6 years.
Policy report

Trade and gender: a framework of analysis

A framework is proposed in this report for analysing the impacts of trade and trade policies on women that policy-makers can use in order to ensure that trade and trade policies in their country support women’s economic empowerment.
Briefing paper

Women’s casual job surge widens gender pay gap

This briefing paper illustrates how Australia’s recovery from the pandemic recession widened the gender pay gap, as women’s jobs returned on a more part-time and casualised basis than for men.
Report

Women’s work: the impact of the COVID crisis on Australian women

Many Australians – particularly women – suffered more than they needed to in the COVID recession because elements of the government response were inadequate or ill-directed. This report urges governments to inject more money into services sectors, childcare, and aged care, and to rewrite the...
Working paper

Female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence: evidence from Pakistan

The aim of this study is to explore the links between female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence in a highly relevant, yet under-studied context - Pakistan.
Discussion paper

The 'herstory' of superannuation

This report looks at the history of superannuation for Australian women, marks its progress towards equity, and identifies what more could to be done to improve the system in order to mitigate women’s vulnerability to poverty in retirement.
Report

How we worked

Many changes have occurred in Australia since the establishment of the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 1980. This snapshot outlines some of the changes over the last four decades in when, how and where we work.
Report

Cheaper childcare: a practical plan to boost female workforce participation

Increasing female workforce participation is one of the biggest economic opportunities for governments. This report identifies a range of policy and social barriers facing women who would prefer to work more paid hours.
Policy report

Issues relating to the economic security for all Australian women – a white paper (June 2018) update

This white paper focuses on the latest data and research, with a focus on the key issues in gender financial equality. It has revamped and updated where necessary the recommendations from the 2018 white paper that attempted to set a framework for greater economic security...
Policy report

Defining the concept of economic security for all women

This white paper brings together research and analysis of specific issues that feed into the overarching issues of economic and financial security for women.
Working paper

Determining gender budgeting in multi-level federalism

Gender budgeting is a public policy innovation intended to transform governments’ objectives to women’s empowerment into budgetary commitments.
Discussion paper

Gender experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown

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.