IWD 2021: Australia’s great gender property divide — does more need to be done to even the playing field?

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(The news.com.au)

While the gender pay gap is always a hot topic around International Women’s Day, it is the wealth divide caused by a disparity in property ownership that has come under the spotlight this year. 

Experts say because real estate plays such a vital role in Australians’ wealth accumulation, more needs to be done to even the playing field.

Jessica Brady, co-founder of Fox and Hare Financial Advice, and co-host of YouTube series Ladies Talk Money, said the pay gap impacts when and where women can get into the property market.

“If we can do more to get younger people into the property market earlier, it’s obviously going to have a big impact for women because it’s highly likely that they’ll be earning an income and be pre-children,” she said

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