Wage inequality

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Pay equity
Wages inequality


Working paper

Lifecycle earnings risk and insurance: new evidence from Australia

This paper studies the nature of earnings dynamics in Australia, using the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey 2001-2020.
Report

Gender Equity Insights 2022: the state of inequality in Australia

This edition of the Gender Equity Insights series looks at Australia’s gender pay gap and finds that it could narrow by a third if a more balanced gender concentration was achieved across all industries and occupations.
Report

The case for living wages

As a key pathway to addressing poverty, living wages are rich in business benefits. This report argues that the payment of living wages remains one of the most powerful routes to help people out of poverty, realise human rights, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals...
Report

The wages crisis: revisited

A comprehensive review of Australian wage trends indicates that wage growth is likely to remain stuck at historically weak levels - despite the dramatic disruptions experienced by the Australian labour market through the COVID-19 pandemic. This report finds that targeted policies to deliberately lift wages...
Report

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.
Report

Migrant pay gap

This report shows the existence of pay inequality in New Zealand between those migrants born in Asia and other developing regions, compared with migrants from Europe, South Africa and the United States.
Report

World inequality report 2022

This report presents the most up-to-date synthesis of international research efforts to track global inequalities. The data and analysis presented here are based on the work of more than 100 researchers over four years, located on all continents, contributing to the World Inequality Database, maintained...
Report

Inequality in Australia 2020 - part 2: who is affected and why

This report is the second part of the research being conducted by the ACOSS and UNSW Poverty and Inequality in Australia Partnership. The research uses the latest available data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (for 2017-18), and digs deeper into understanding who stands where...
Report

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...
Briefing paper

Pay equity in community services: the consequences of federal budgetary decisions

This paper suggests that the failure of the Commonwealth to confirm that it will maintain funding for community service organisations could threaten up to 12,000 jobs in that sector, at a moment when those services are critical to Australia’s pandemic-damaged economy.
Report

Inequality in Australia 2020 - part 1: overview

This report includes a preliminary analysis of the likely impact of COVID-19, the associated ‘lockdowns’, and government income support measures on income inequality.
Report

Australia's community sector and COVID-19

The Australian community sector survey on which this publication is based was conducted during July 2020, at a time during which the sector was grappling with significant health, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated changes in policy and service delivery.
Report

Opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency

This report presents the results of a survey completed with a nationally representative sample of New Zealanders in order to establish their opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Working paper

Wage growth distribution and changes over time: 2001-2018

The results in this research suggest that wage growth inequality between employees is relatively independent of where the economy is in the business cycle, and that the differences between employees are more substantial than the year-to-year variation.
Report

State of the nation report

The State of the Nation Report 2020 looks back on one decade and forward to a brand new one. This report looks at five specific areas of social wellbeing and measures outcomes that impact on the wellbeing of the communities, whānau and individuals.
Report

Comparison of salaries of medical specialists: Australia and New Zealand

This report compares the salaries of New Zealand and Australian medical specialists. The key finding is that pay rates in Australia are significantly higher.
Report

The case for change: how economic gender inequalities develop across the life course

This report examines in depth the factors that underlie gendered differences in work and pay in the United Kingdom.
Strategy

Gender equality at every stage: a roadmap for change

This roadmap sets out the UK Government's vision and actions to tackle persistent gendered inequalities that impact on economic participation.
Report

Gender Equality Monitor

The Gender Equality Monitor brings together a suite of indicators in a single place to monitor gender equality in the UK across five key areas.
Report

A profile of creative professionals

This report finds the majority of creative professionals covered in the survey have difficulty making a sustainable living from their principal artform or creative practice. Most rely on other sources of financial support such as another job or a partner’s income to survive, and most...