Women’s Index sheds light on big COVID-19 question – has gender equality improved?

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Key results The Financy Women’s Index (FWX) finished 2021 up 1.6% to 72.3 points with women’s financial progress and time to economic equality better than expected. The key drivers of the FWX in 2021 included the closing of the gender gaps in employment, ASX 200 board positions and unpaid work. However there was a 2.2%

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Young women left behind in progress to financial equality

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Key findings The Financy Women’s Index (FWX) rose 2% in the September quarter to 73.6 points helped by a closing of the gender gaps in the underemployment rate, monthly hours worked and ASX 200 boards. While the result is an improvement on the June quarter, it’s not genuine progress for women as male outcomes deteriorated

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Women’s financial progress recovery fractured and slowing on COVID shock

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Women’s progress to financial equality with men suffered a setback in the June quarter, as COVID shock factors put the brakes on the female-led recovery at the start of 2021, the latest Financy Women’s Index (FWX) June quarter report shows. While the FWX rose by 0.9% to 72.2 points in the June quarter, the pace

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Women lead jobs recovery buy gender equality progress slows

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Key points: The Financy Women’s Index rose 0.7 points to 71.6 points in the March quarter, shaking off the worst quarter in eight years for women’s financial progress in December 2020. Year-on-year the Women’s Index rose 1.8 points or 0.8%, which is the strongest start to a calendar year since 2018. The score was helped by

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Women face 101 year wait for financial gender equality

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Despite 2020 being a tough year, the financial progress of Australian women is trending in the right direction, but it will still take a century to achieve equality, as systemic issues hamper improvement in the unpaid work gender gap. The Financy Women’s Index fell by 2.3 points (-3%) to 74 points in the December quarter,

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Women’s financial progress rebounds from COVID-19 setback

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Key results The timeframe to economic equality is unchanged at a revised 32 years in September quarter. Women’s financial progress improved in the September quarter despite early setback of female job cuts in response to COVID-19 impacts. Progress was helped by a rebound in female employment relative to male, more women on boards and a

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COVID-19 pushes out timeframe to gender economic equality by 4 years

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The Coronavirus pandemic has prolonged the timeframe for achieving economic gender equality in Australia to 36 years due to a decline in female workforce participation in the June quarter. The Financy Women’s Index shows that in just four months of the COVID-19 health crisis, four years had been added to the estimated time it will

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Women’s financial progress hit by early impact of COVID-19

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Australian women are bearing the brunt of the initial economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as job cuts start to mount. The scorecard of women’s financial progress, the Financy Women’s Index, recorded its weakest start to a calendar year since 2015 and rose by just 0.4 percentage points to a revised 71.3 points in

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Women’s Index brushes off sluggish progress in 2019 to finish decade on a high

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The new decade has started on a high note for many Australian women after the economic progress measurement, the Financy Women’s Index, posted its best performance of 2019 in the December quarter. The Financy Women’s Index rose 0.9 per cent to a high of 119.9 points in the December quarter, up from 118.8 points in

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Inequalities continue to hinder financial progress of Australian women

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Australian women made further financial progress in the September quarter but continue to be held back by a 193-year wait for gender equality in unpaid work. The latest measure of women’s progress the Financy Women’s Index rose 0.6 points to 124.8 points in the September quarter, from a revised 124.2 points in June 2019. The

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