Society/Culture The Gender Pay Gap

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TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
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Equal work exists in the context of award rates, collective agreements etc.

If you're a level 1 team member at Coles you get paid the same as however many thousand other level 1 team members there are, unless you are under 20.

That's a different proposition to a job that has individual contracts at rates of pay above any applicable award. In my experience people who don't want to leave their comfort zone tend to get paid a bit less.
 

dumb

i s**t blue
Jul 12, 2008
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many of the statistics on pay gaps are gathered internally across a particular organisation, and don't include an individual's earnings outside of that organisation. for example, other jobs, small businesses, being a landlord, etc etc.
doesn't necessarily paint a better picture for women though and points at the workforce casualisation.
 

the_interloper

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 1, 2006
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Was interested in one part of this article where it's claimed "Women are now dominating the better-paid professional university degrees". I've read arguments made about how women are more highly represented in degrees overall but I always figured they were for the lower paid jobs, interesting if there are stats to back this up.

And obviously this ignores all of the trades that more men tend to do and get well paid for it of course.
 

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