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|Title:||Reducing gender wage inequality increases economic prosperity for all: Insights from Australia||Contributor(s):||Kennedy, Tom (author); Rae, Maria (author); Sheridan, Alison J (author) ; Valadkhani, Abbas (author)||Publication Date:||2017||DOI:||10.1016/j.eap.2017.04.003||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21082||Abstract:||This paper extends the debate about redressing persistent gender inequality in Australia by examining the relationship between labour productivity and the wage gap in all states and territories (1986-2013). It is a critical case study as Australia's widening gender wage gap is contrary to other developed nations. Using four different estimation methods, we find that reducing the gap by 10% can boost per capita output up to 3%. To check the robustness of our findings, we also control for the effects of both physical and human capital. Our results suggest there exists a strong business case for eliminating the gender wage gap. Given the tangible benefits to both equity and efficiency, such a goal should be of paramount importance for policy makers.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Economic Analysis and Policy, v.55, p. 14-24||Publisher:||Elsevier Australia||Place of Publication:||Australia||ISSN:||0313-5926||Field of Research (FOR):||140202 Economic Development and Growth||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 40
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