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Worst performing OECD country for women at work? Take a bow Australia

by Georgina Dent | Mar 04, 2015

Australia has dropped six places to 15th position – the largest drop out of the 27 OECD countries measured – in the PwC Women in Work Index that ranks female economic empowerment. Read it and weep.

“It’s a bit depressing. No one is going to be pleased with these numbers,” Global head of PwC’s People Business Jon Williams told Women’s Agenda. “I’m surprised by the extent of the movement in one year but I’m not surprised by where we sit. There has been plenty of surface attention around this issue in Australia but have we taken significant action to properly fix it? No.”

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