The developed world has made strides in promoting gender equality, yet pay disparities persist. Libby Lyons of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia argues that closing the pay gap isn’t simply a matter of demanding equal pay for equal work but of addressing gender imbalances in the workforce. Though based on Australian data, her recommendations for closing the pay gap are applicable throughout the developed world.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why the gender pay gap persists and
- Why occupational sector desegregation is crucial to promoting true gender equality.
About the Speaker
Libby Lyons is the director of the Australian government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency.