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Effects of the global financial crisis on pay equity in the Queensland public sector

conference contribution
posted on 19.12.2017, 00:00 by Linda ColleyLinda Colley
Women have made important gains in the Australian labour market, but the gender pay gap persists. The puzzle is not only why women’s progress has stalled but also whether new inequalities are emerging since the global financial crisis. This research considers these puzzles within the public sector. Contrary to expectations, the gender pay gap appeared to narrow since the onset of the GFC. By moving beyond simple analysis, the research demonstrates that the narrowing of the gender pay gap was due to some worsening in the position of executives and men, rather than progress towards gender equality for women. The findings are a caution against using gender pay gap trends in a sector without reference to the broader sectoral context.

History

Start Page

1

End Page

16

Number of Pages

16

Start Date

06/12/2016

Finish Date

09/12/2016

Location

Brisbane, Australia

Publisher

ANZAM

Place of Publication

Brisbane, Qld.

Peer Reviewed

No

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

ANZAM 30th Conference: Under new management: Innovating for sustainable and just futures