Closing The Gap On Gender Wage Difference
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Currently, Australia’s national gender pay gap is 15.3%. It has hovered between 15% and 19% for the past two decades.
The average weekly ordinary time earnings of women working full-time were $1,325.10 per week,
compared to men who earned an average weekly wage of $1,602.80 per week, making women’s average
earnings $277.70 per week less than men.
The gender pay gap is the difference between women’s and men’s average weekly full-time equivalent earnings, expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings. It is a measure of women’s overall position in the paid workforce. The gender pay gap is influenced by a number of factors, including:
- discrimination and bias in hiring and pay decisions
- women and men working in different industries and different jobs, with female-dominated industries and jobs attracting lower wages
- women’s disproportionate share of unpaid caring and domestic work
- And many more
Gender pay gaps are an internationally established measure of women’s position in economy.
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