Female participation in the labour force

June 23rd, 2014 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

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This graph from ANZ Bank shows the participation rate in the labour force for in NZ and te US. We’ve gone from 4% lower to almost 8% higher.

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14 Responses to “Female participation in the labour force”

  1. Auberon (873 comments) says:

    Looks like a sitter for a Labour Party crisis.

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  2. KiwiGreg (3,211 comments) says:

    I think male participation in the US has also gone down.

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  3. Lucia Maria (2,239 comments) says:

    The US is a wealthier country than NZ as well.

    Many women who are working now would be quite happy staying home looking after their kids if their husband’s salary covered their costs of living.

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  4. Redbaiter (7,853 comments) says:

    “We’ve gone from 4% lower to almost 8% higher.”

    Where is the evidence that this is any kind of economic or social positive?

    Rather than just excessive pandering to looney tune progressives/ feminists?

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  5. dime (9,607 comments) says:

    what does this mean? more kiwi women have become angry feminists?

    no way in hell will the mother of my future devil spawn will be working.

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  6. anticorruptionnz (193 comments) says:

    It probably has to do a lot with the fact that women have to work in order to help support the family so there are a lot more kids coming home to an empty house… not necessarily a positive the statistics need to be broken down better to give a more accurate indication .

    It could also mean that there are a lot more house husbands who stay home while the wife works

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  7. Fox (202 comments) says:

    This graph reflects the divergence in economic fortunes between the two respective nations, more than anything else.

    If this graph is the answer, then what exactly was the question?

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  8. Huevon (206 comments) says:

    That’s a lot of CEOs, Cabinet ministers, corporate lawyers and independent media professionals….

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  9. Nigel Kearney (904 comments) says:

    It looks like ours went up during the Clark years and then tailed off. The US one went downhill after Obama was elected, like many other things. It’s just a good time right now for people to be comparing themselves to the US, even more so if they contrast that with the same comparison after eight years of the Reagan administration.

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  10. Harriet (4,614 comments) says:

    I’ve always said that Helen increased the public service by 47% to hide all the ‘modern young kiwi women’ from uni who had near worthless ‘studies degrees’.
    They would have remained on the dole with student debt. Instead they now have government ‘jobs’ and the tax payer foots the entire bill.

    Has the population increased 47% – no!

    Has government provided a 47% increase in government services – no!

    It was a booby trap planted by Helen – if National decreases the public service – then there is a ‘war on women’!

    And that is why Key & National hasn’t decreased the public service – at all!!!

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  11. lilman (914 comments) says:

    Hey dont blame Hellen please,government buildings have kitchens too.

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  12. Judith (8,243 comments) says:

    @ dime (9,133 comments) says:
    June 23rd, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Believe me, if a mother is looking after ‘spawn’ at home, even if they are little angels, she’s working. She just doesn’t get an hourly rate for it, because if anyone started to examine the hours and the working conditions, they’d realise that being a stay at home Mum, whilst a great privilege, also has lousy monetary remuneration.

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  13. Longknives (4,627 comments) says:

    Being a prolific rooter Dime must be responsible for at least a couple of screaming West Auckland meal-tickets by now??

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  14. IC5000 (61 comments) says:

    Interesting enough participation rises around the time of the housing boom so if a couple want to buy a house then both have to work. Not quite a feminist/progressive/zionist conspiracy that some would make out.

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