17 Sep 2020

Māori and Pacific pay gap in senior public sector roles

From Nine To Noon, 9:11 am on 17 September 2020
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New data obtained under the Official Information Act shows senior Māori and Pasifika public and health sector workers are less likely to earn over $100-thousand dollars than their pākehā  counterparts.

The full extent of the ethnic pay gap is revealed in a study, published in the International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, aimed to identify pay disparities among senior management in the public sector.

Kathryn Ryan discusses with Dr Heather Came, the Head of the Public Health Department at Auckland University of Technology.