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23% of university students 8% of married women in paid work 25% of women in the labour force 3 elected members of Parliament Our most common occupation.

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3 23% of university students 8% of married women in paid work 25% of women in the labour force 3 elected members of Parliament Our most common occupation was clerical work Waterfront dispute union protest, Wellington 1951

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5 33% of tertiary education students 26% of married women in the full time labour force 39% of women overall in the labour force 4 elected members of Parliament Our most common occupation was clerical work Women earned 69% of mens average OT hourly earnings Air hostesses model new NEC uniforms in the 1970s

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7 55% of tertiary education students 61% of women in the labour force 40 woman members of Parliament Our most common occupation is service and sales work.

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10 Source: Statistics New Zealand

11 New Zealand women: o have less children and have them later in life o are older o are healthier than we have ever been o are increasingly the head of one parent household o are more educated o spend more of our working lives in the labour force than in the past

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18 1891 Domestic servant Nurse School teacher Shop Assistant Washer woman Hotel/restaurant servant Dress maker Sewing machinist / tailor Farmer 2001 Caregiver Registered nurse Primary school teacher Sales assistant Cleaner Retail manager Secretary Accounts clerk General clerk

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24 Equal Pay Act Maternity leave introduced Sexual harassment prohibited Human Rights Act Paid parental leave Health and Safety in Employment Act Employment Relations Act Four weeks annual leave Minimum wage rises Flexible working hours legislation

25 At work, Dad will operate on a 24 hour week. The office will be air- conditioned with stimulating scents and extra oxygen - to give a physical and psychological lift.

26 A growing resource divide? Changing attitudes to work? The global consequences of climate change on the labour market? The interface between personal health and work? Changing nature of households Kiwis returning home? Market economy vs a market society?

27 Dr Rose Ryan


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