Media mentions

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

The Big Read: Reality of New Zealand's generation gap

NZ Herald, 4 June 2018

Professor Jarrod Haar conducted a nationwide "wellbeing at work'' survey. The tale it tells about how boomers and millennials feel about their lives is, well, telling.


The generation gap

Otago Daily Times, 4 June 2018

Millennials look to be the first generation in a long time to have it worse than their parents. Who is to blame? Or is that the wrong question? Bruce Munro investigates.


Income hit for mums

AUT News, 30 May 2018

There is evidence of a gendered response to parenthood, according to new research from AUT and public policy think tank Motu. Women experience a number of negative labour market outcomes upon becoming mothers, while this is not the case for men.


Pay penalty for Kiwi women having children 'gets larger the longer they stay out of the labour market', says researcher

1News, 29 May, 2018

Professor Gail Pacheco says the findings from the new Ministry of Women study may partly explain the gender pay gap.


Gender pay gap widest after pregnancy - report

Radio NZ, 29 May 2018

A new report shows the gender pay gap widens once a woman becomes a mother.


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.


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