Issue date
25 Apr 2016

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An analysis of wage inequality between mums and dads

There has been great progress in gender equality over the last few decades; access to education, labour market participation and attitudes towards gender roles have all moved in a direction of greater equality. But inequalities remain, particularly gender gaps in employment and imbalances in time spent on unpaid work. Parenting remains a particular sticking point, with mothers continuing to do the bulk of unpaid work and childcare, even when paid employment is taken into account (Miranda 2011). In this chapter, we explore the changing nature of work and family life, and the interaction between the two.