Women economic conditions

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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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is the Government's income tax relief focused on female taxpayers?

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