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The health care and social assistance sector has the biggest gender pay gap in the country even though women outnumber men by four to one. Full time men in that sector are Womens Converse White All Star Ox V Mono Trainers
In retail trade, where 56 per cent of the workers are women, the gender pay gap widened by 3.4 per cent in the past year, second to construction where the average gender pay discrepancy increased by 4.9 per cent.
September 3 marks 'Equal Pay Day' which is a symbolic reminder of the additional 64 days from July 1 that the average woman has to work to earn what the average man took home the previous financial year. The gender pay gap has grown in eight of 18 major industry sectors over the past year, figures published by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency show. The gap was smallest in public administration and safety (6.7 per cent).
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One explanation offered for pay inequality in the labour market is that a higher proportion of men work in relatively well paid occupations and industries while women are disproportionately represented in low paid occupations.
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The pay gap in favour of men has widened in two of Australia's most female dominated industries.
paid 32.3 per cent more on average than full time women, up 1 percentage point in the past year. Two other sectors finance and insurance and professional, scientific and technical services Converse All Star 2 Blue
"Basically it amounts to discrimination," said Trish Todd, professor of employment Relations at the University of Western Australia.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency says the gender pay gap across all sectors of the Australian economy stands at 17.5 per cent. That's 2.6 percentage points higher than it was in 2004 and one percentage point higher than it was in 1995. The average full time woman now earns $266.20 less each week than the average full time working Converse Sale Melbourne man, an annual difference of $13,842.
A report by the Australian Council of Trade Unions on the effect of the gender pay gap over the life cycle estimates that men who hold a university degree and have children can expect to earn around $3.3 million over their working life, nearly double the amount for women in the same category at $1.8 million. The effect of the pay gap is underscored by gender differences in superannuation. Average super payments for women ($63,412) are 42 per cent less than men's ($109,609), the ACTU report says.
level to reduce the gender pay gap.
Dr Carla Harris from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency urged employers to undertake a payroll analysis to identify and eliminate any occupational gender pay gap.
But that cannot explain how the average pay gap between female and male university graduates more than doubled last year from $2000 to $5000 per annum.
Gender pay gap widens even in sectors boasting female majority
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also have an average pay gap in favour of men of more than 30 per cent.
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