• Australian Women's Working Futures: Are We Ready? 

      Hill, Elizabeth; Cooper, Rae; Baird, Marian; Vromen, Ariadne; Probyn, Elspeth
      Published 2018-01-01
      Australian governments have made gender equality in the workplace a priority, citing women’s enhanced engagement in the workforce as essential to raising living standards and securing Australia’s future prosperity (Commonwealth ...
      Open Access
      Report, Technical
    • Beyond the Pale: Cultural Diversity on ASX100 Boards 

      Groutsis, Dimitria; Cooper, Rae; Whitwell, Greg
      Published 2018-07-01
      This report presents a qualitative study of the cultural diversity of Australian boardrooms, a significantly under-researched, yet critical area of organisational leadership. The evidence we present was gathered through ...
      Open Access
      Report, Technical
    • Building access to high quality, flexible work 

      Cooper, Rae; Hill, Elizabeth
      Published 2021-11-30
      Research clearly demonstrates the benefits of high-quality flexible work for prosperous economies, businesses, and communities. Employers in all industries need access to a skilled and diverse workforce; governments can ...
      Open Access
      Working Paper
    • Covid-19, gender and work, October 2021 

      Hill, Elizabeth; Cooper, Rae
      Published 2021-10-15
      This Insights paper written for the Gender Equality in Working Life Research Initiative provides a high level summary of the evolving impact of the 2021 lockdowns on workforce gender inequality, based on ABS Labour force ...
      Open Access
      Working Paper
    • Facilitating men’s involvement in care work 

      Hill, Elizabeth; Cooper, Rae
      Published 2021-11-30
      Research clearly demonstrates the benefits of men’s involvement in unpaid care for prosperous economies, businesses, communities and households. Young men increasingly expect to be able to combine care for family with a ...
      Open Access
      Working Paper
    • Gender equitable recruitment and promotion: Leading practice guide 

      Foley, Meraiah; Cooper, Rae; Mosseri, Sarah
      Published 2019-08-01
      Gender bias is pervasive at work and in organisations, creating inequalities at every stage of the employment cycle. Gender- based stereotypes affect which candidates get recruited for certain roles and which do not, which ...
      Open Access
      Report, Technical
    • ‘Non-traditional investors’? The work and career experiences of Australian women working in investment management 

      Oxenbridge, Sarah; Cooper, Rae; Baird, Marian
      Published 2018-08-01
      This report forms part of a larger study of women working in three highly male-dominated sectors and occupations: investment management, automotive trades, and pilots. In Australia, women comprise 17 per cent of employees ...
      Open Access
      Report, Technical
    • ‘One of the boys?’: The work and career experiences of Australian women working in automotive trades occupations 

      Oxenbridge, Sarah; Cooper, Rae; Baird, Marian
      Published 2019-04-01
      This report forms part of a larger study of women working in three highly male-dominated sectors and occupations: investment management, automotive trades, and pilots. In Australia, women comprise 10-14 per cent of employees ...
      Open Access
      Report, Technical
    • Research-informed principles for a gender equitable recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic 

      Cooper, Rae; Hill, Elizabeth
      Published 2022-03-11
      The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and amplified inequalities in the labour market. It has widened gender gaps in earnings, savings, workforce participation and unpaid care work. Disruptions to working lives and increased ...
      Open Access
      Working Paper
    • Skipping a beat: Assessing the state of gender equality in the Australian music industry 

      Cooper, Rae; Coles, Amanda; Hanna-Osborne, Sally
      Published 2017-01-01
      This report demonstrates that male advantage is a pervasive feature of the Australian music industry. Using publicly available published data the report interrogates the industry dynamics that have produced a contemporary ...
      Open Access
      Report, Technical
    • Sustained knowledge work and thinking time amongst academics: gender and working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic 

      Peetz, David; Baird, Marian; Banerjee, Rupa; Bartkiw, Tim; Campbell, Shelagh; Charlesworth, Sara; Coles, Amanda; Cooper, Rae; Foster, Jason; Galea, Natalie; de la Harpe, Barbara; Leighton, Catherine; Lynch, Bernadette; Pike, Kelly; Pyman, Amanda; Ramia, Ioana; Ressia, Susan; Samani, Mojan Naisani; Southey, Kim; Strachan, Glenda; To, March; Troup, Carolyn; Walsworth, Scott; Werth, Shalene; Weststar, Johanna
      Published 2022
      Article
    • Technology and skills in the future of retail work: A summary of findings 

      Lipton, Briony; Vromen, Ariadne; Rutledge-Prior, Serrin; Good, Laura; Cooper, Rae; Foley, Meraiah
      Published 2022-08-08
      Retail work is undergoing profound transformation, with rapid changes including digitisation, the collection and use of big data, and automation reshaping the industry and the skills required to work within it. These ...
      Open Access
      Report, Research
    • What do women want from work post-pandemic? A qualitative study of women in Western Sydney. 

      Cooper, Rae; Hill, Elizabeth
      Published 2022-05-02
      This report shows that the working women of Western Sydney expect and want to work in good jobs that provide economic security for themselves and their families. They want access to high-quality flexible working options, ...
      Open Access
      Report, Research
    • Women and the Future of Work: Report 1 of The Australian Women’s Working Futures Project 

      Baird, Marian; Cooper, Rae; Hill, Elizabeth; Probyn, Elspeth; Vromen, Ariadne
      Published 2018-01-01
      This publication reports the findings from a combined quantitative and qualitative study of Australian working women, aged under 40. It draws together four separate data sources: a nationally representative online survey ...
      Open Access
      Report, Technical
    • Women At Work: Australia and the United States 

      Cooper, Rae; Foley, Meraiah; Baird, Marian
      Published 2016-10-01
      Open Access
      Report, Technical
    • Women, work and industrial relations in Australia in 2021 

      Lee, Talara; Good, Laura; Lipton, Briony; Cooper, Rae
      Published 2022
      The year 2021 has been momentous for women at work in Australia. Two key themes loom large: first, the highly gendered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on paid and unpaid work, and second, the ongoing crisis of persistent ...
      Article
    • Workplace gender equality in the post-pandemic era: Where to next? 

      Foley, Meraiah; Cooper, Rae
      Published 2021
      The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and accelerated many gendered labour market inequalities in Australia and around the world. In this introduction to our special issue, ‘Workplace Gender Equality: Where are we now and where ...
      Article