Sex differences

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Report

Risks and rewards: when is vocational education a good alternative to higher education?

This report argues that a good tertiary education system steers prospective students towards courses that increase their employment opportunities and minimise their risks, and that Australia’s post-school system does not always achieve this goal.
Working paper

Gender differences in the lifecycle benefits of compulsory schooling policies

This study analyses the wider consequences to society of increasing the minimum school leaving age (MSLA) using high quality nationally representative survey data – the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey.
Guide

Composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender: a quick guide - July 2019 update

This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender (see Tables 1 and 2). It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth and state/territory parliaments since the last published update on 15 January 2019.
Discussion paper

Growing up unequal: how sex and gender impact young women's health and wellbeing

The aim of this paper is to look at young women's health and wellbeing between the ages of 10 and 20. We examine young women's experience of six interrelated priority health areas: physical health, sexual and reproductive health, body image, relationships, mental health and social...
Briefing paper

Gender distribution of the government’s 2019 tax plan

This research finds that the first stage of the Morrison Government’s tax plan will see men and women receive an almost even split of the tax cuts. But men will receive almost double the amount women do from the later stages of the government’s tax...
Report

The future of women at work: transitions in the age of automation

In the automation age, women face new challenges overlaid on long-established ones. Automation could displace millions from their jobs; many others will need to change the way they work. Worldwide, 40 to 160 million women may need to transition across occupations. If women cannot transition...
Report

Young Australians’ attitudes to violence against women and gender equality

This report presents key findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey, focusing on results for young Australians aged 16-24. It also presents the reflections of young people on the findings.
Report

Promoting gender equality through the arts and creative industries: a review of case studies and evidence

To explore how art can be used to help promote gender equality in Victoria, VicHealth commissioned a research team from the University of Melbourne and Deakin University to review international, gender-related arts projects. This report document their key findings.
Discussion paper

Sexism and gender inequality in the Victorian legal and justice sector

This discussion paper outlines stories from almost 300 legal sector professionals which show that sexual harassment and disrespect towards women is pervasive, women’s career prospects are routinely stunted and victim-blaming is common.
Report

2019 Women for media report

The poor representation of female voices across news media cannot be directly blamed on a lack of women working in news gathering. Across all the online news sites analysed, the overall representation of male to female journalists were fairly equal (52% men vs 48% women)...