06 November, 2009

Over qualified and under paid.

The NZ Herald reports that two thirds of Bachelor degrees award in NZ last year went to women.

Between 2006 and 2008 the number of male students completing a bachelor degree fell from 7600 to 6900.

In the same period the number of female students completing bachelor degrees increased by 100 to 12,900.

And that currently females make up a higher proportion at all levels of education from level one NCEA (the course you do at high school when you are 15) to doctorates.

Yet, NZ still has problems with pay equity/equality between men and women. (I'm too lazy to look up a good reference for that claim. Start with the article Nats Nix Pay Equity by Anne Else.)

It's enough to make one cringe to be a bloke.

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