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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 was clerical work Waterfront dispute union protest, Wellington 1951

      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 men’s average OT hourly earnings Air hostesses model new NEC uniforms in the 1970s

    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.

350 000 300 000 250 000 200 000 150 000 100 000 50 000 0 Mäori Pacific Peoples Asian 1991 Middle Eastern/Latin American/African(5) 1996 2001 2006 Source: Statistics New Zealand

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

35 000 30 000 25 000 20 000 15 000 10 000 5 000 0 Men 2006 Women 2006

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 15-19 20-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 15-64 1951 1971 2001

$35 000 $30 000 $25 000 $20 000 $15 000 $10 000 $5 000 $0 Men Women

$45 000 $40 000 $35 000 $30 000 $25 000 $20 000 $15 000 $10 000 $5 000 $0 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Men Women

350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 Agriculture, forestry and fishing Manufacturing

200 150 100 50 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 Education Health and community services

         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

400 000 350 000 300 000 250 000 200 000 150 000 100 000 50 000 0 Men Number Women Number

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Men Women

700,0 600,0 500,0 400,0 300,0 200,0 100,0 0,0 Men Women

60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% <1 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 % employed full time % employed part time

300 250 200 150 100 50 0 Men women

          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

“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.”

       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?

Dr Rose Ryan [email protected]

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