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dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, J
dc.contributor.authorDavies, SG
dc.contributor.authorGiddings, LS
dc.contributor.authorPringle, J
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-20T03:05:55Z
dc.date.available2018-04-20T03:05:55Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0022-1856
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022185616659677
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/373481
dc.description.abstractThe gender pay gap of higher paid women working in traditionally male-dominated sectors has received less analysis in equal pay research than low paid, female-dominated and undervalued women’s work. This article explores equal pay from the perspectives of female engineers, well paid women working in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sector in New Zealand, who perform work of the same or like nature to male engineers but who are paid less for doing so. It explores the gender pay gap against the complex intersections of labour market de-regulation, family demands, work and the ‘cost of being female’ that women in engineering must constantly navigate. The research uses quantitative pay data in the sector disaggregated by gender, and new qualitative data from focus groups and interviews with 22 female engineers. It finds a surprising lack of transparency around pay and remuneration in the sector at the individual level which negatively impacts on women. The article concludes by recommending new public policy initiatives for equal pay in sectors like engineering, where individualised negotiation and bargaining is embedded in neo-liberalism.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom3
dc.relation.ispartofpageto21
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Industrial Relations
dc.relation.ispartofvolume59
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titlePursuing equal pay: the perspectives of female engineers and potential policy interventions
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyrightJudy McGregor et al, Pursuing equal pay: The perspectives of female engineers and potential policy interventions, Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 59(1), 3–21, 2017. Copyright 2017 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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gro.griffith.authorPringle, Judith


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