ERIC Number: ED442013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Still Not Equal: A Study of Differences in Male and Female TAFE Graduates' Earnings in Australia.
Dumbrell, Tom; De Montfort, Rowena; Finnegan, Wendy; Wright, Peter
Differences in the earnings of male and female graduates of technical and further education (TAFE) programs in Australia were examined in a study that focused primarily on graduates working full-time. Data were collected from the 1997 Graduate Destination Survey and from a series of focus groups and interviews with women TAFE graduates working in nontraditional occupations. The following were among the study's major findings: (1) female TAFE graduates working full time earned approximately 84% of what their male counterparts earned; (2) female graduates experienced higher unemployment rates and were less likely to attain full-time employment; and (3) the income disparity could not be explained by differences in qualifications earned by the graduates. (Forty-six tables/figures are included. The following items are included in the document's seven appendixes, which are also provided on disk: occupational analysis containing 28 tables/figures; table detailing average weekly earnings from 1997; technical note on differences in full-time hours worked; table of 1996 census data detailing full-time employed individuals in Australia by level of attainment and sex; table detailing level of qualification by field of study by sex and industry of employment; and focus group discussion guide used in stage 2 of the Graduate Earnings Project.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Programs, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employed Women, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Equal Education, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Graduates, Income, Learning Activities, National Surveys, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Tables (Data), Technical Institutes, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Womens Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.ncver.edu.au/.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).