Why do women get paid less than men? Hours and commuting provide clues

By Jordy Meekes
March 8 2021 - 5:00pm
Women are less likely to work full-time than men and have an average commute that is shorter, the study shows. Photo: file
Women are less likely to work full-time than men and have an average commute that is shorter, the study shows. Photo: file

That Australian women earn less than Australian men is well-known. The latest calculation put the gap - the extent to which the average female full-time wage is less than the average male full-time wage - at 13.4%.