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Gender Discrimination and Inequality

Volume 374

Editor: Justin Healey

Print book ISBN: 9781922084484

E-book ISBN: 9781922084491

Year: 2014

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Gender equality is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of whether they are a woman or a man. Many countries, including Australia, have made real progress towards gender equality in recent decades in areas such as education. However, Australian women continue to earn less than men, are less likely to advance in their careers, and are more likely to spend their later years living in poverty. This book examines key gender inequality issues, including sex discrimination, human rights and the law; women in leadership roles; and gender equality at work. What is Australia doing to close the gender gap? Chapter 1: Gender equality, human rights and the law Chapter 2: Women in leadership Chapter 3: Gender equality at work Worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index

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