Working Paper No 15. Author, Michelle Gosse. State Services Commission, July 2002.

This paper examines the issue of gender pay gap in the New Zealand Public Service. Using data obtained from the Human Resources Capability Survey, the paper concludes that while on average, male employees earn more than female employees in the Public Service, since the 1970s the gender pay gap has been decreasing.

Note: Publication of the Working Papers Series recognises the value of developmental work in generating policy options. The papers in this series were prepared for the purpose of informing policy development. The views expressed are those of the authors and should not be taken to be the views of the State Services Commission. The Commission view may differ in substance or extent from that contained in this paper.

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