The gender pay gulf

featuring Ebony Bennett and Alison Pennington

Australian women bore the brunt of the recession, but how are they faring economically now? In short: not great.

This week we speak to Alison Pennington, senior economist from the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute about how women have disproportionately lost their jobs, returned to crappier jobs and why the gender pay gap actually widened over the last year, despite what you may have heard otherwise.

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Guest:

Alison Pennington, senior economist at the Australia Institute // @ak_pennington

The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute

Centre for Future Work // @cntrfuturework

Website:

australiainstitute.org.au

futurework.org.au

Producer: Jennifer Macey //@jennifermacey

Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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Anna Chang Communications Director

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