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Award reliance and differences in earnings by gender /

by Pointon, Miranda | Fair Work Australia | Wheatley, Troy | Ellis, Grant | MacDermott, Kathy.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Fair Work Australia 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Fair Work Australia. Research report ; no. 3/2012.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012 Bibliography : p. 58-59Summary: This report explores a number of the questions raised with respect to the composition of the award-reliant sector and the potential impact of an increase in award wages on the gap between female and male wages. ; HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY (HILDA)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Competing with dad : changes in the intergenerational distribution of male labour market income. /

by Gregory, R.G.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research 1999Description: 19 p.Notes: Revised version of a paper presented at the Conference : Income support, Labour Markets and Behaviour : A Research Agenda, 24-25 November 1998 Australian National University, Canberra.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Complex inequality : gender class and race in the new economy /

by McCall, Leslie.

Publisher: New York, NY Routledge 2001Description: xv, 237p. Bibliography: p.213-228.Notes: Includes appendices, tables, notes, bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies /

by Cooke, Lynn Prince.

Publisher: New York, NY Routledge 2011Description: xxvi, 270 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book offers an in-depth analysis of gender-class equality across six countries to reveal why gender-class equality in paid and unpaid work remains elusive, and what more policy might do to achieve better social and economic outcomes. This book is the first to meld cross-time with cross-country comparisons, link macro structures to micro behavior, and connect class with gender dynamics to yield fresh insights into where we are on the road to gender equality, why it varies across industrialized countries, and the barriers to further progress.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Getting what we deserve? Attitudes to pay, reward and desert : interim report /

by Lanning, Tess | Institute for Public Policy Research | Lawton, Kayte.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : pp. 36-38Summary: This report investigates the role of pay as reward or recognition for different kinds of work, skills and outcomes. Drawing on polling and extensive qualitative research, it considers how the functioning of pay is currently perceived and what the appropriate foundations for improvement might be.Availability: (1)

He said, she said : the gender wage gap according to self and proxy reports in the current population survey /

by Reynolds, Jeremy | Wenger, Jeffrey.

Publisher: Athens, GA University of Georgia 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Bibliography pp. 38-40Summary: Roughly half the labor force data in the Current Population Survey (CPS) are provided by proxy respondents, and since 1979, men's reliance on proxies has dropped dramatically while women's reliance on proxies has increased. Few authors, however, have examined how combining these first-hand and second-hand reports may influence our understanding of long-term economic trends. We exploit the outgoing rotation group structure of the CPS by matching individual records one year apart, and we find that self-reported wages are higher than proxy-reported wages even after controlling for all time invariant characteristics. Furthermore, we find that changes in the use of proxy respondents by men and women since 1979 have made current estimates of the gender wage gap larger than they would have been without changes in reporting status. This suggests that the gender wage gap has closed more than previously estimated. We recommend that researchers combine self and proxy responses with great care, especially when analyzing time trends or making gender comparisons.Availability: (1)

Less income inequality and more growth : are they compatible? : Part 1. Mapping income inequality across the OECD /

by Hoeller, Peter | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Joumard, Isabelle | Pisu, Mauro | Bloch, Debbie.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper ; no. 924.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: ECO/WKP(2012)1 10 January 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Countries differ widely with respect to the level of labour income inequality among individuals of working age. Labour income inequality is shaped by differences in wage rates, hours worked and inactivity rates. Individual labour income inequality is the main driver of household market income inequality, with family formation as well as self-employment and capital income dispersion playing a smaller role. Household disposable income dispersion is lower in all OECD countries than household market income inequality, due to the redistributive effect of tax and transfer systems, but redistribution differs widely across countries. This paper maps income inequality for all OECD countries across various inequality dimensions and summarises them in inequality outcome diamonds. It also provides a cluster analysis that identifies groups of countries that share similar inequality patternsAvailability: (1)

Review of the equal opportunity for women in the workplace Act 1999 /

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Submission to the annual wage review 2010-11 /

by Australian Council of Trade Unions.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Trade Unions 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The ACTU asks that the Fair Work Australia Minimum Wage Panel ('the Panel') increase the National Minimum Wage ('NMW') by Availability: (1)

The 'living wage' : the right answer to low pay? /

by Bennett, Fran | Fabian Society | Lister, Ruth.

Publisher: London, U.K. Fabian Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2010 Bibliography : pp. 18-20Summary: This briefing discusses the "living wage", an idea with a long history in the UK which is currently enjoying a renaissance. It draws attention to some concerns about the concept of the "living wage" and its potential implications for who is identified as low paid and what is to be done about low pay.Availability: (1)
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The gender wage gap in Australia : accounting for linked employer-employee data from the 1995 Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey. /

by Reiman, Cornelis.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 2001Description: 24 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: URL: 'http://tinyurl.com/bk9587' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:40:01 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: (1)

The impact of a sustained gender wage gap on the Australian economy. /

by Cassells, Rebecca | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Vidyattama, Yogi | Miranti, Riyana | McNamara, Justine.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2010Description: vi, 34 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 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 AffairsSummary: 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.Availability: (1)

Up to the job /

by Knell, John | DEMOS | Philpott, John.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 37-38 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: In the wake of the global recession, unprecedented cooperation between employers and employees helped British workplaces adjust relatively well. This led to fewer of the mass redundancies that had characterised previous recessions, but there are still severe consequences to the economic downturn: wages are stagnant, unemployment is high. One result has been a worrying shift in business rhetoric, which lobbies for lower labour costs and deregulation. Up to the Job argues that policy-makers can play a key role in shaping the culture of work in the UK, first by not rolling back years of progress on employment regulation and second by highlighting why the productive workplace should be seen as an important component of the Government's civil society agenda, the Big Society. It uncovers a mixed picture, but enough to indicate that Britain has a significant 'work problem', which diminishes both economic performance and general wellbeing. The pamphlet argues that employers must recognise that fostering insecurity is not a sustainable management tool. Labour markets cannot become simply 'hire and fire' without having a damaging effect on workplace performance. If employers can no longer offer the level of economic security that is expected of them, this needs accommodating in some other way, through greater employee engagement. Only then will the UK have a labour market that is up to the job.Availability: (1)

Valuing care in Australia : achieving pay equity in the social and community services sector /

by Allebone, James | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2011Description: p. 14.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 15.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 12-14Summary: In the context of an historic Equal Remuneration Case, this paper argues that the low pay endemic to the social and community services sector in Australia is primarily the result of the sector's volunteer past and highly feminised character, and represents a serious undervaluing of care. In the likely event that Fair Work Australia grants a substantial award increase, state and federal governments must subsidise additional costs for employers in this vital sector. Broader questions about welfare provision are also raised.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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