New research shows that a gender pay gap exists in New Zealand and it’s cause is mostly because of bias, perception and attitude towards women. This is the first empirical evidence that inequity in pay cannot be explained by differences in education, occupation and industry or part-time work. Researchers found that 80% of the wage inequality was caused by conscious or unconscious bias that negatively affected women’s opportunities in the workplace.
Chris Till from the Human Resources Institute said that the research is not surprising and that gender pay audits are the right thing for organisations to do.
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