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Gender Inequality in Economics

When it comes to economics in Australia, female representation is becoming a major issue. With a lack of women in senior ranks, fair and equal representation in the decisions made by economists is less likely to occur. There is much progress to be made: we have yet to have a female federal treasurer, or chief economist for the big four banks.

Data has shown that less women are studying economics, and the drop-off rate for those who are is increasing.

What factors have led to the dearth of women in economics, and what can be done to bridge the gap? For more The daily was joined by Danielle Wood, Fellow at the Grattan Institute and Inaugural Chair of the Woman in Economics Network.

 

If you’re interested, head to http://esawen.org.au/ for more info.

 

Produced by: Max Lewis 

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