The following links provide background and different perspectives on women, insecure work and economic security. We welcome comments and contributions.
- Insecure work is the hidden driver of the gender pay gap
- ILO Fact sheet No. 4 Cumulative disadvantages intensify gender
- Decent work for women
- BSL submission to senate inquiry into adequacy of allowance payment system 2012
- BSL submission to ALRC inquiry into age barriers to work 2012
- BSL submission to ACTU independent inquiry into insecure work
The Conversation has published a number of articles by Dr Veronica Sheen one of the founding members of the coalition for a fair deal for women. See links below.
- Mind the gap
Veronica Sheen’s article in The Conversation discusses the broad dimensions of women’s employment inequality and why we need to move beyond measures of pay equity to assess women’s progress in the contemporary labour market. The article documents disturbing trends in women’s employment insecurity, unemployment and underemployment.
- A better future for women
- Labour in vain
What the statistics say and what you can do to help fix things
Great blog with infographics about gender inequality
ELSIE:Gender related research network
ELSIE aims to raise the profile of gender issues in social research, make these explicit and provide a forum for the discussion of ideas, the development new research and the facilitation of collaboration. ELSIE provides an opportunity for researchers to discuss research interests and recent developments, as well as share information about potential funding opportunities.
ELSIE grew out of a recognition that while much social research is not explicitly about gender, it is often underpinned issues such as the feminisation of poverty, the different effects of economic and social policies on men and women, structural factors leading to different life outcomes and (in)equality.
In September 2012 ELSIE was successful in winning an internal grant from the SISR, which will be used to conduct a review of methodological approaches and literature of longitudinal studies investigating the issues affecting gender equity, particularly women’s economic wellbeing and life outcomes in contemporary Australia. The review will form the basis for a proposed panel study on women’s life outcomes and further research.