BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights Series

Research PartnersWorkplace Gender Equality Agency
Project StatusCurrent (June 2015 to July 2018)

Project Summary

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has partnered with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in order to pursue a common goal of improving gender equality throughout Australia’s workplaces.

A core purpose of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is to shed new light on important economic and social issues facing Australia. The gender pay gap has long been one such issue, remaining a permanent feature of the Australian labour market.

Gender pay gaps not only challenge basic notions of fairness, they compromise the current and future economic security of women and represent a lost opportunity in human capital investment and potential.

The BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insight series will add to the evidence base around gender pay gaps and other gender equity indicators through expert analyses and research based on the new WGEA organisational reporting data.

Project Outputs

Gender Equity Insights 2017: Inside Australia’s Gender Pay Gap Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Rachel Ong The persistence of the gender pay gap in the Australian labour market is perplexing. The past decades have seen some major advances for women in the workforce and intentional policy initiatives that have targeted a reduction of the pay gap... Read article 2 March 2017Gender Equity Insights Read More
Gender Equity Insights 2016: Inside Australia’s Gender Pay Gap Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Rachel Ong This first report in the BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights series seeks to add to and strengthen the evidence base that exists around gender pay gaps throughout Australian workplaces. The report uses unique data reported to WGEA, capturing 4 million workers and more... Read article 3 March 2016BCEC Reports  |  Gender Equity Insights Read More