There is a job boom in Australia. Even more, there is a boom in jobs for women.
More than two-thirds of jobs (332,000) have appeared for them over the past 12 months. Yet, this topic is quite controversial.
The workforce is changing all the time but some jobs tend to be ‘women’s work’ and ‘men’s work’.
Recent research shows that top 30 jobs in Australia tend to be skewed towards one gender or another.
‘Retail manager’ is the least split occupation: 49.5% are women. The main ‘male’ jobs are sheet metal trades (99.34%) and the most ‘female’ ones are midwives and dental assistants (98.11%).
The economy of Australia expanded at the quickest yearly price in two years. This year is the 27th year of growth that avoids recession.
Yet, such an economic growth will not be experienced by women and men in the same way. Women will not get the same benefits as men. They are not likely to get a pay cut on penalty rates and won’t probably get pay rises.
Gender Neutral Tax System
The federal government rejected a gendered tax system ‘pink and blue’. It did not pay attention to the fact that there is a different influence on the tax policy of men and women. It all depends on what is their position in the labor market.
Maryanne Mrakovcic, Treasury deputy secretary, stated that her department did not conduct gender analysis on tax cuts. They consider tax system to be gender neutral.
Yet, such rules will work in a different way for people, depending on their position in the market. The labor market is divided not only between genders but within them as well.
If you’re doing well and on the top of the labor market, you will have a high level of life under the policy regime as well. This is because the tax cuts will favor you and you will have more possibilities to get employed. So, you will have a better position in such a system.
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However, if your positions are less secure, you have less bargaining skills and security. It will be easier for companies to hire other candidates.
That’s why security is such an essential thing. That is why people suppose they cannot demand a better salary, while they are afraid to lose a job. It widens the outcomes between men and women, and between better paid and lower paid jobs.
Wage Gap Gets Wider
Many women are reporting that their wage did not increase in the last year. For men, it is much easier to have a pay rise than for women. Women feel less secure. They are less respected at work than men.
Men and women experience workplaces and work itself in a different way.
The ACTU poll shows that 63% of women opposed penalty rate cuts in comparison with 50% of men. This poll also showed that 67% haven’t had a wage rise in the last years, in comparison with 39% of men.
According to a survey, for 52% of women, it was harder to get a pay rise that covered the living cost in comparison with 45% of men.
Growth in Sectors Dominated by Women
Looking at the pay rises across the country, it is hard to believe that more men than women have had a wage rise in the last 12 months.
The wages mostly grow in the sectors dominated by women – education and health care, and a pay rise in these industries has been the strongest one, and it has lead to the overall pay rise.
Aides and carers are the largest growth occupation. In the last 10 years, it hired 170,000 workers. For this period, healthcare industry hired roughly 150,000 health professionals (the majority women).
Many of jobs in these sectors are low paying. The care sector is being formalized. Earlier, such roles were unpaid and more often than not undertaken by women.