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Business courses can help change NZ wage inequality

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New Zealand’s tertiary business courses must teach students about wage inequality and give them the skills to help close the country’s gender pay gap, according to research by Auckland University of Technology and Waikato University.

It found that while students could be taught to understand that there was “systemic inequality” in NZ regarding wages, they often thought that little could be done to rectify the problem.

The study was conducted by Suzette Dyer, a lecturer in human resources management at Waikato University, and Fiona Hurd, an international business researcher at AUT.

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