Eva Cox: Underpaid and undervalued: a woman’s work is never done

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Underpaid and undervalued: a woman’s work is never done

The growing pay gap between the sexes is now higher than it was at the height of the women’s liberation movement and three out of four Australians say they want it fixed.

After improving between 1972 and 1977, the gender pay gap has worsened in the 21st century. Women were earning on average 88 per cent of the male average wage in 1977 but that had fallen back to just 82 per cent in May 2010, research by KPMG shows.

Eva Cox considers some of the reasons why pay equity is going backwards. Read the full article in Crikey.

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