The gender wage gap in Australia- the path of future convergence

Kidd, Michael P. and Shannon, Michael 2002, The gender wage gap in Australia- the path of future convergence, Economic record, vol. 78, no. 241, pp. 161-174.

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Title The gender wage gap in Australia- the path of future convergence
Author(s) Kidd, Michael P.
Shannon, Michael
Journal name Economic record
Volume number 78
Issue number 241
Start page 161
End page 174
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2002-06
ISSN 0013-0249
1475-4932
Summary The paper attempts to project the future trend of the gender wage gap in Australia up to 2031. The empirical analysis utilises the Income Distribution Survey (1996) together with Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) demographic projections. The methodology combines the ABS projections with assumptions relating to the evolution of educational attainment in order to project the future distribution of human capital skills and consequently the future size of the gender wage gap. The analysis suggests that female relative pay will continue to rise up to 2031. However, gender wage convergence will be relatively slow, with a substantial gap remaining in 2031.
Notes Published Online: 18 Dec 2002
Language eng
Field of Research 140211 Labour Economics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, The Economic Society of Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004162

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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