year chosen : 1960
story title : Bridging the gender gap
summary of the story:
This story talks about the unfair treatment between male and female in New Zealand history. It says that in the 19th century women were not expected to work in paid jobs because their place was in the home. There's where they belong. Even if some women do work, they will be paid less than men. However in 1960, women made up almost one-third of the workforce, and legislation has recognized this unfair treatment and gives women in public sector the same pay as men for the same work. And then in 1972, the government has further refined the legislation, giving women in both public and private sector equal pay.