Media mentions

NZWRI is regularly mentioned in the media. A selection of articles is listed below:

Mothers take 4.4% wage cut to have a baby, research reveals

NZ Herald, 29 May 2018

The study, by three economists for the Ministry for Women, is believed to be the first in the world to measure incomes of a whole population of men and women from five years before their first baby to 10 years afterwards, using Statistics NZ's data.

How parenthood continues to cost women more than men

The Conversation, 29 May 2018

New research shows how parenthood contributes to the gender pay gap. It penalises all women, particularly those who are on high incomes, and sets them on a trajectory of lower lifetime earnings relative to their male peers. See also, Stuff, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, WA Today and Victorious.

New research released on parenthood and labour market outcomes

Ministry for Women, 29 May 2018

New research released today confirms balancing parenthood and paid work in New Zealand is still highly gendered and over time, this can lead to substantive differences in employment and earnings between mothers and father.

The parent pay chasm: how the gender pay gap widens among those with kids

The Spinoff, 29 May 2018

New research reveals the penalty women pay after becoming mothers, and it should spur us to take action to change.

Gender pay gap widest after pregnancy

Newsie, 29 May, 2018

A new report shows the gender pay gap widens once a woman becomes a mother. The research commissioned by the Ministry for Women found women face a 4.4 percent drop in hourly wages compared to what they would have received if they didn't have children.

Out-dated gender roles: Gender pay gap larger among parents than non-parents

National Council of Women of New Zealand, 29 May 2018

New research Parenthood and Labour Market Outcomes, commissioned by the Ministry for Women and undertaken by AUT and the Motu Institute, released today shows that motherhood generally still comes at a significant price for women – and that parenthood remains highly gendered in New Zealand.

Worsening gender wage gap a penalty of motherhood - study, 29 May 2018

The most famous mother-to-be in the country is due to give birth in less than a month, after which she plans to head back to work and her prime ministerial salary. That’s not the norm for most women, however, and research released today shows that motherhood generally still comes at a significant price for women.

5 questions: Prof Helena Cooper-Thomas

AUT News, 25 May 2018

Professor of Organisational Behaviour Helena Cooper-Thomas was asked five questions about her research at the time of her Inaugural Professional Address.

Blending business skills and tertiary nous

Education Central, 24 May 2018

Is the world changing so fast that skills learned at university will be redundant in future? Jarrod Haar says returning from the corporate world to study can result in wider opportunities when students go back on the job market.

Employers nervous to "take a chance"

HRD, 9 May 2018

Professor Edwina Pio, Management, featured in Human Resources Director, speaking on employers’ unconscious biases when recruiting/promoting refugee and immigrant millennial's.

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