She works hard for the money

She works hard for the money: Australian women and the gender divide. AMP and the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)
Australian women have achieved significant milestones over
the past century but large gaps still remain between women
and men in both paid and unpaid work, and areas of wealth,
income and superannuation.
The 22nd AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report found that
over the past 20 years there has been increased pressure
on women to balance work, motherhood, households and
families.
While the participation of women in the workplace increased
considerably during this time, up 10 per cent to 58.2 per cent
in 2008, Australian women face an ever-increasing juggling
act. While the gender gap has narrowed there is still much to
be done.
This report focuses on women today and how their social
and economic status has changed and evolved over time, and
what differences can be seen between them and their male
counterparts. (Text from APO). Read the full report here.

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