Brotherhood of St Laurence

Bibliography : p. 29-34 November 2009 The report was prepared by NATSEM for the Office for Women, Department of Families, Community Services, Housing and Indigenous Affairs

The report identifies reasons for the gender pay gap and measured the impact of the gap on economic growth. It finds that 'being a woman' was the single largest reason for the gender pay gap (60%). This includes complicated factors such as women's choices of careers, jobs and work hours, consideration of caring responsibilities, women's work motivations, bargaining power and appetite for risk, as well as discrimination against women that occurs in the workplace. Other contributing factors such as industry segregation and labour force history impact on the gender pay gap.

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