Publications

Gender equality is the result of a number of complex issues. The Agency produces publications that draw on both the data and academic research to investigate both the causes and impacts of gender inequality. The evidence-based publications listed below offer deeper insights into topics such as negotiation in the workplace, parental leave, women's economic security in retirement, unpaid care work, mentoring and sponsorship and targets and quotas.

Although Australian women enrol in and complete higher education and enter the labour market at a higher proportion than men, they are still substantially less likely to work full-time across all age groups and less likely to reach the highest earning levels. 

The Wages and Ages: Mapping the Gender Pay Gap by Age data series is the first time WGEA data has been broken down by age to track these patterns. 

 

Australia's gender equality scorecard is a report released each year by the Agency. The report showcases a sample of the key findings from that year's reporting period and includes information on gender segregation, gender pay gaps, women in leadership and much more.

Using the latest data from the WGEA dataset and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), this fact sheet details the gender pay gap by states and territories, industries, occupations, sectors and age.

 

The Business Council of Australia, McKinsey & Company and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency teamed up to undertake a study using three years of WGEA data and more than 40 interviews. The result, Women in Leadership: Lessons from Australian companies leading the way, provides an evidence-based recipe for dismantling barriers to women’s participation at senior levels and a correlation between representation of women in senior roles and the practice of normalising flexible work.

This paper explores how workplace negotiation contributes to gender inequality and what organisations and individuals can do to improve outcomes.

This paper explores the different parental leave policies available in OECD countries and offers suggestions for increasing the share of men using parental leave.

This paper explores the link between the unequal distribution of caring work between women and men and the unequal labour market outcomes.