Thursday, August 4, 2016

Women stay down and earn less in mining, construction and finance: report - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

by Nassim Khadem 
Originally published: August 3, 2016
Publisher: SMH.com.au

Women's participation in the workforce may have increased over the past 20 years, but entrenched stereotypes about where women can work haven't.

A report released from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency on Tuesday found that despite an increase in women's participation in the workforce over that time, women are still much more likely to hold CEO or key management personnel roles – and earn more money – in female-dominated industries than male-dominated industries. 

The report lists some female-dominated organisations as healthcare, social assistance, education and training. Almost 80 per cent of those employed in the healthcare and social assistance industries are women, up from 76 per cent in 1995. And females now make up 70 per cent of workers in the education and training sector, five per cent more than in 1995.