50 years after the Equal Pay Act came into effect, NZ women are still experiencing economic discrimination
Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act came into effect, women are still experiencing economic discrimination in New Zealand. According to statistics NZ, women are currently paid around 9.1% less than men. To put it in different terms, if men work for 12 months, for women to earn the same amount as their male counterparts, they will have to work for thirteen and a half months. When you factor in ethnicity, the data is even more sobering; Pasifika women earn on average 27% less than their Caucasian-male counterparts.