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What the Budget means for women

By Jennifer Curtin, Suzy Morrissey and Sarah Bickerton Jennifer Curtin is the head of the Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting project, run out of the Public Policy Institute at the University of Auckland, with funding from MBIE, Suzy Morrissey is a Research...

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Where does gender equality fit into the Budget?

Jennifer Curtin and Suzy Morrissey discuss how gender differences might impact the Government’s budget priorities *Originally published in Newsroom. Republished with permission. The Wellbeing Budget is a new initiative for New Zealand. However, asking states to go...

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Research Reports & Briefings

In 2019, our Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting researchers contributed to the Review of Retirement Income Policies (RRIP) (see Huang and Curtin, 2019, below). Our research on the gender pension gap revealed that many of the factors that contribute to the gender pay gap also impact the gender pension gap. However, career breaks to take up parenting and caring responsibilities are particularly important. Our findings were incorporated into the final RRIP Report tabled in Parliament in January 2020 (Full Report & Summary). Specifically, our conclusions on the value of care credits for women’s wellbeing in retirement was picked up and features as Recommendation 13.

Prioritising a National Women’s Health & Wellbeing

Strategy and Action Plan

Sarah Hendrica Bickerton, Jennifer Curtin, and the Gender Justice Collective

A gender analysis brief outlining the case for National Women’s Health & Wellbeing Strategy, March 2021

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A Review of Gender Differences in Retirement Income

Yanshu Huang and Jennifer Curtin

A research report prepared for the Commission for Financial Capability’s Review of Retirement Income Policy, July 2019

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Relationship status and the Welfare System in Aotearoa New Zealand

Jennifer Curtin and Olivia Healey

A Report prepared with the Child Poverty Action Group for the Peter McKenzie Project, May 2019.

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Watch: Gender Impact Analysis Policy Forum 2

Advancing Equal Pay and Women’s Economic Wellbeing post-COVID19 Recorded Wed 10 June 2020 Despite the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1972, gender pay gaps remain an intractable feature of the New Zealand labour market. Compared to their male counterparts, women on...

 

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‘Shovel ready’ found wanting for women

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali'i Dr Karanina Sumeo is sounding warnings around lack of gender analysis in the government's budgeting for the Covid-19 economic response. She's asked the government for a 'please explain' as to why when...

Women’s Minister Julie Anne Genter’s proposal for gender lenses on budget denied by Treasury

University of Auckland Professor Jennifer Curtin – an academic who has done extensive work on gender politics – said the Treasury should "without hesitation" reconsider its position so the process is ready by Budget 2021. "It is both doable and desirable and could...

‘Shovel ready’ found wanting for women

RNZ Nine to Noon 2 June 2020 Dr Sumeo discusses some of the concerns raised in our gender analysis of Budget 2020 regarding 'shovel-ready' projects. "The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali'i Dr Karanina Sumeo is sounding warnings around gender...

Covid 19 Coronavirus: Government’s economic response slammed for favouring men

"Professor Jennifer Curtin, the head of University of Auckland's Public Policy Institute, said gender had to be considered if New Zealand wanted to move forward."  This article features content from both our first Gender Impact Analysis Policy Forum, and from an...

What the Budget means for women

By Jennifer Curtin, Suzy Morrissey and Sarah Bickerton Jennifer Curtin is the head of the Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting project, run out of the Public Policy Institute at the University of Auckland, with funding from MBIE, Suzy Morrissey is a Research...

Where does gender equality fit into the Budget?

Jennifer Curtin and Suzy Morrissey discuss how gender differences might impact the Government’s budget priorities *Originally published in Newsroom. Republished with permission. The Wellbeing Budget is a new initiative for New Zealand. However, asking states to go...