Gender differences

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Sex differences
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The global gender gap report 2010

This report ranks 134 countries' performance in terms of health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.
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The global gender gap report 2012

This report ranks 135 countries' performance in terms of health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.
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The global gender gap report 2013

This report ranks 136 countries' performance in terms of health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.
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The global gender gap report 2014

This report ranks 142 countries' performance in terms of health, education, economic participation and political empowerment.
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The global gender gap report 2015

This tenth anniversary edition of the global report on gender equality shows that while the world has made progress overall, stubborn inequalities remain.
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The global gender gap report 2016

This annual report measures the degree of gender disparities in 144 countries, using the Global Gender Gap Index. Since 2015, 68 countries (out of 142 measured in both years) have increased their overall gender gap score, while 74 have seen it decrease. The report concludes...
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The global gender gap report 2018

This annual report finds that although the global gender gap narrowed slightly in 2018, access to health and education, and political empowerment, suffered reversals. At the current rate of change, the global gender gap will take 108 years to close; economic gender parity remains 202...
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Gender gaps: findings from the youth survey 2018

This report pinpoints stark differences between female and male responses to the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2018, highlighting that more females than males were concerned about almost every topic in the survey.
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The way in: representation in the Australian Parliament

This research paper asks whether there is an established ‘way in’ to Parliament, whether MPs overwhelmingly come from the same demographic backgrounds, schools, and career paths, and whether this might have implications for policy.
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Composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender: a quick guide - January 2019 update

This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender (see Table 1 and Table 2 below). It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victorian and South Australian parliaments since the last update...
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Hands up for gender equality

This study explores how gender impacts self-confidence and career intentions in teenagers.
Conference paper

Ironic icons: hypersexualisation and the Surfers Paradise meter maid

The Surfers Paradise Meter Maid wears a gold bikini to promote the region of Surfer’s Paradise on the east coast of Australia. The “celebrity” Meter Maid first appeared in 1964 and can be mapped to coincide with a range of conflations during that time where...
Conference paper

Remaking the Victorian horticultural discipline

In 1899, 72 women enrolled at the Burnley School of Horticulture, Melbourne to study part-time a ‘Certificate of Competency in Horticulture’. This was a ground-breaking moment for women wishing to work in horticulture, as Burnley was the only educational institution in Australia at the time...
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Final independent review of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012–2018

The first Australian National Action Plan has been assessed as a sound document ‘for its time’, keeping key stakeholders to account and ‘on track’. But there are clear indications from both the literature and this review of areas in which the next plan could be...
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New frontiers in gender-responsive governance: five years of the W20

After five years of the W20, women and gender equality remain at the margin of the G20. There is a real risk of the W20 representing a one-off territorial gain at a frontier that could easily be pushed back again.
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The global gender gap report 2017

This report benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment. This year’s edition also analyses the dynamics of gender gaps across industry talent pools and occupations.
Discussion paper

Great expectations: how gendered expectations shape early mothering experiences

Motherhood is commonly viewed by contemporary society as a time of great joy, when ‘good mothers’ effortlessly bond with their newborns and adapt to their new role with ease. However, for many women and their partners, pregnancy, birth and early parenting do not meet these...
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Between work and care: older women's economic empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment has gained increasing attention within the global development agenda in recent years, bolstered by the adoption of a range of relevant targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Yet the specific experiences of older women often remain underexplored and unrecognised...
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Australia’s gender equality scorecard - November 2018

The results of the WGEA's latest dataset emphasise the importance of measuring workplace gender equality. The data shows that change is happening in Australian workplaces.
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MakeHers: engaging girls and women in technology through making, creating, and inventing

This report examines how participation in maker activities can help girls and women develop skills and provide a bridge to potential careers in computer science and engineering. It examines the nature and drivers of female involvement in the maker movement and considers how that involvement...