Gender pay gap
The times they aren’t a-changin (enough)
This report examines the barriers to closing the gender gap by reviewing Australia’s position within the industrial countries of the OECD. The report also uses data from the ABS and the ATO to highlight gender disparities across all levels of income, ranges of occupation and...
Teleworking through the gender looking glass: facts and gaps
This paper takes stock of existing data and research on the gendered dimension of teleworking, to foster efficient data collection and evidence-based monitoring of the phenomenon in the future.
Greedy jobs, labour market institutions, and the gender pay gap
This paper argues that eliminating occupational gender earnings gaps will require changing the nature of 'greedy' jobs.
Breaking the norm: unleashing Australia’s economic potential
Despite concerted advocacy and some action to tackle issues of gender equity in Australia, gender gaps persist across a variety of areas. This report examines the root cause of the gender gap, and what Australia stands to gain by tackling it.
The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: a global analysis in the time of COVID-19
COVID-19 has shone a light on the critical importance of health and care workers, who were applauded and celebrated. This report provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the gender pay gap in the health and care sector – a sector in which women predominate.
Global gender gap report 2022
The analysis presented in this report is based on a methodology integrating the latest statistics from international organisations and a survey of executives. The report also provides new data on emerging trends in the labour market and society more widely.
The gender pay gap by age group - June 2022
The data outlined in this resource further highlights the importance of workplace policies and practices that enable equal participation of women and men throughout their working lives.
Morrison missing: a record of his failure for working women
This report calls for several, long-overdue changes to make workplaces and society safer for women, close the gender pay gap and ensure all working women have a secure retirement.
Rich man’s world: gender distribution of the stage 3 tax cuts
The Australian government has claimed that young women are some of the biggest beneficiaries of their income tax cuts over recent years. This analysis shows that the stage 3 tax cuts, which the government has committed to introduce after the next election, will see most...
Australia's gender equality scorecard - February 2022
During 2020-21, the COVID pandemic has impacted workforces and workplaces in Australia, with changes to working conditions, employment patterns as well as a focus on health and wellbeing policies. This report captures data from the aftermath of the first wave of COVID in 2020, up...
Champions of Change Coalition: 2021 impact report
The fourth annual impact report presents the actions taken from data contributions from more than 180 Member organisations operating in Australia and internationally and it is understood to be one of the largest cross sector voluntary public disclosures on gender equality measures globally.
CEW senior executive census 2021
The CEW Senior Executive Census 2021 tracks annual progress of women’s representation in the executive leadership teams of the ASX300 and includes additional analyses around the use of gender diversity targets.
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...
Opportunity costs of unpaid caregiving: evidence from panel time diaries
In this paper, the authors examine the association between unpaid caregiving by older Americans and time allocated to labor supply, home production, leisure and personal care.
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.
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.
Mind the (graduate gender pay) gap
This report looks at the scale of the gender pay gap between male and female graduates and the factors that may influence this. It finds the overall graduate gender pay gap is not wholly accounted for by subject of study, type of university attended, prior...
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...
2019 gender attitudes survey
This report provides the results for the 2019 Gender Equality Survey. This survey was undertaken in order to update the baseline 2017 survey.
Fired and pregnant: gender differences in job flexibility outcomes after job loss
The main motivation of this paper is to assess whether gender-related persistence in job flexibility outcomes, as measured by work hours and commuting distance, prevents further closing of gender gaps.
Missing out: understanding the female leadership gap in fundraising
The findings presented in this report highlight the experiences and identify strategies and mechanisms to help ensure that gender does not prevent talent from rising to the top jobs in the fundraising sector.
Research performance and age explain less than half of the gender pay gap in New Zealand universities
This research uses a globally unique dataset that scores every individual academic’s holistic research performance in New Zealand to test several common explanations for the gender pay gap in universities.
Literature scan of unpaid work - a Pacific gender perspective
Pacific peoples in New Zealand are more likely than the rest of the country’s population to engage in unpaid and voluntary work. For this reason, this literature scan has been undertaken to identify research published since 2010, on the nature of unpaid work that is...
The gap: why Australian women earn millions less
There’s a vast gap between the projected lifetime earnings of the average Australian man with kids, compared with the projected earnings of the average Australian woman with kids. The gap is about two million dollars.
She's price(d)less: the economics of the gender pay gap
This research uses econometric modelling applied to data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to unpack the factors that contribute to the gender pay gap. The report shows that deeply entrenched gender stereotypes about the roles men and women play...