The gender earnings gap in Australia: learning from state comparisons.
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AbstractOver the 1990s there have been a number of significant transformationsin the Australian labour market, many of them likely to affect femalerelative earnings. This paper examines the impact of changes in theregulatory industrial relations systems on gender earnings inequality.The paper begins with an overview of the regulatory development in thevarious State and Federal jurisdictions. This analysis is followed with ashort discussion of why decentralised wage fixing may fail women. Theremainder of the paper offers new empirical insight into Australiangender earnings differentials via a disaggregated State analysis
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