Gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic equality

7 June 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-568-6

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Membership of the Committee (PDF 19KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 13KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 242KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 133KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 91KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Scope of the inquiry

Chapter 2 (PDF 351KB)

Definition of gender segregation
Horizontal segregation in Australia
Vertical segregation in Australia
Measuring gender segregation

Chapter 3 (PDF 254KB)

Structural and systemic factors
Social norms and stereotypes

Chapter 4 (PDF 179KB)

Male industries are better paid than female industries
Gender segregation and the pay gap in Australia
Equal remuneration and the Fair Work Commission

Chapter 5 (PDF 165KB)

Gender stereotypes and career choices
Women's employment
Equal remuneration in international jurisdictions

Chapter 6 (PDF 105KB)

National policy framework for Pay Equity
Reforms to Fair Work Act 2009
Reforms to Fair Work Commission
Career exploration and guidance
Gender data reporting

Government senators' dissenting and additional comments (PDF 113KB)

Increasing women's workforce participation
Meeting the science and technology challenge
Women in leadership
Response to majority report recommendations

Appendix 1 (PDF 77KB)

Tabled Documents
Additional Information
Answers to Questions taken on Notice

Appendix 2 (PDF 100KB)
Appendix 3 (PDF 147KB)

Australian Public Service
Industry-led initiatives

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3846