It is a known fact that major countries in the world still believe in patriarchy and that is one of the major reasons why one can see an indefinite gap between the payments that are made to the male section of the society and the female section of the society. The discussion which has been further presented gives an insight into the income inequality which exists between the two genders in Australia. There are further evidences which confirm that there is an inequality though there are different units and organizations which have explicitly pointed this out, but nevertheless it still exists.
Income inequality between the genders
The sole reason for such discrimination is gender (Dex, 1998).
Reasons behind this kind of a discrimination
Implications of such discrimination
When inequalities exist in different organizations and sectors, it affects the economy of the country and the society as whole.
The economy is said to be impacted negatively when this kind of gender gap exists. When women are paid less, it reduces the overall income of the country. It is also evident that women would have otherwise been eligible to get far better pays than the male of the country if the paying system was based on the qualifications. The gender pay gap leads to unequal distribution of income which is not favourable for the economy of the country.
At the same time, this kind of unequal pay affects the society and the members of the society. Though women’s share in the labour market increases, the male participation in the domestic work does not increase. Women are not paid as much as the men and many a times that is the reason why women cannot afford domestic help.. Thus they have to keep a check on the work of the house as well as the work outside. What is seen thence is that the gender roles which exist in the society from time memorial are reinforced. This also keeps on the process vicious cycle going on. When the gender gap reduces, it would automatically save the women from the various kinds of exposures to violations and exploitations (Meulders, 2006).