Addressing the hour-glass ceiling: New case for action on gender equality

Progress on gender parity has stalled, and despite concerted policy action the wage gap has not changed in 10 years.

Using new theory and methods that bridge economics and population health, this project aims to model how the long hour labour market interacts with time outside of work, impacting health and locking in the gender wealth gap.

Expected project outcomes will be: world-first evidence on the twin wealth and health need for, costs and benefits of, greater gender equality in work hours; new data resources for policy modelling and testing that can include critical gender-relevant variables previously omitted; strategies to support and guide contested policy and evidence impact and; a new international collaboration to extend impact.