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Women economic conditions

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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.