New research finds women make up less than a quarter of Australia’s top 10% of income earners

Women comprise less than a quarter of the top 10% of income earners in Australia, new research shows, and their lifetime earnings are less than two-thirds of those of men.

Academic research in a book edited by the Australian National University professor Miranda Stewart, who heads the university’s tax and transfer policy unit, uncovers problems with superannuation and childcare policy, which entrench income inequality for women in Australia.

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