The gender pay gap has doubled over the last year — with women, as usual, coming off worst. Meanwhile in NSW for the first time girls have outperformed boys in maths as well as every other HSC subject. Despite the hand-wringing about how and why our education system is failing our boys I would suggest that our boys aren’t being failed at all. I would hypothesise, quite simply, that boys don’t work as hard at their schoolwork because they don’t have to.
Sam and Steve are equally qualified, talented and hardworking. But by the time they’re 50, Steve will have earned twice as much as Sam over his life. – www.equalpayfacts.com Sorry, haven’t located a transcript and don’t have the spoons right now myself, but the website lays out the arguments pretty clearly. Share this post? Related posts: Sobering thoughts on the… Read more →
As an economist and a feminist I can’t tell you irritating I find articles like this one from Lucy Kippist in The Punch, “Screw equal pay; what do women really want?” Academics and feminists who continue to prioritise the closing the gender-oriented wage gap disregard the huge list of unmanageable priorities that come with a top job. Kippist is getting… Read more →
Australia’s largest network of organisations advocating for women’s equality is marking the International Day of Action for Women’s Health on 28 May 2011 with the launch of a survey to identify gaps in Australian women’s health services.