We have had very positive feedback about our webinar "Now IS The Time! Building Momentum for Change for a More Inclusive Future"
Our keynote speaker, Emma Dawson, spoke about Valuing Women’s Worth. She spoke to all the drivers of disadvantage for women and how the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many of the causes of women’s financial insecurity.
There is one measure on which Australian women hold a distinct advantage over their male compatriots: life expectancy. A girl born in Australia today can expect to live four or five years longer than a boy. But that’s where the good news ends, for on every other measure of economic and social wellbeing, older women experience significant disadvantage compared to men.
There are multiple causal factors leading to women’s comparative disadvantage in older age including the gender pay gap, high effective marginal tax rates and child care costs, carer responsibilities and unpaid domestic work.