(pp. 6-7). Statistics on Australian earnings and work-force from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (hereafter ABS) Catalogue 6101.0, Labour Statistics, (1978), p. 71; and from ABS Cat. 4101.0, Social Indicators, 4 (1984), pp. 171, 192, 213, 214. The adjustment for people with no income is based on 1981 census figures for women and men aged fifteen and over, in ABS Cat. 2443.0, Census – Summary Characteristics of Persons and Dwellings, (1983). The ILO study is summarized in Women at Work, 1 (1983), pp. 4—5. Eastern European figures quoted by Molyneux (1981). The Latin American study, with figures dating from 1968-72, is summarized in Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Collective (1980), p. 182.

Education, Labour Market and Finance

(pp. 8-11). Figures on illiteracy and post-secondary education (recalcu­lated) from UNESCO Statistical Yearbook, (1984), tables 1.3 and 1.4: various years for different countries. Labour-force participation statistics from the World Bank’s World Tables, (1980), pp. 460-5. Australian occupational segregation figures from Social Indicators, (1984), p. 178; for a review of segregation in the Australian labour market see the Women’s Bureau report on The Role of Women in the Economy, (1981), pp. 22-33. International data and quotations from OECD document Women and Employment, (1980), p. 42. Newland (1980) is an excellent short introduction to the sexual division of labour on a world scale. Material on financial discrimination from Niland (1983) and report in the Australian, (4 February 1983).

Crimes of Violence

(pp. 11-14). Domestic violence statistics: United States, Straus (1978), p. 446. Scotland, Dobash and Dobash (1979). Police station figures from Report of the NSW Task Force on Domestic Violence (1981). This report, and Scutt (1983), compile the scattered Australian evidence. Rape statistics: Australia, Year Book Australia, (1985), p. 221. United States, Statistical Abstract of the United States (1985). National sexual assault estimate from ABS Cat. 4505.0, Crime Victims Survey, Australia, 1983, Preliminary, (1984). Homicides and assaults: ABS Cat. 4505.0; ABS Cat. 3303.0, Causes of Death, (1983); ABS Cat. 4502.1, Higher Criminal Courts, NSW, 1983; NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research longitudinal study on homicide by Wallace (1986); Statistical Abstract of the US, (1980, 1985).


(pp. 12—13). Sydney and NSW statistics on court cases in Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (1978/9), pp. 10, 33—7. Patterns of oppression of homosexual people are documented in the remarkable report of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (1982). Canadian raids documented in Body Politic, 94 (1983); 105 (1984); 117 (1985). New York beatings and other harassment are documented by Rosen (1980-81). Gay Hotline phone-in 19 to 21 July 1985 report by Police Gay Liaison Unit (NSW Police Community Relations Bureau press release).

Police, Prisons, Military

(p. 14). Australian figures from Social Indicators, (1984), pp. 263, 273. United States figures from Statistical Abstract, (1980, 1985). International comparisons on prisons from Heron House Book of Numbers (London: Pelham Books, 1979), p. 323. Military figures: Australia, Year Book Australia, (1984), p. 45; NATO, Chapkis (1981), p. 88; United States Statistical Abstract, (1980), p. 375.

State Office-holders

(pp. 14—16). Newland (1975) is an excellent general source on women’s participation in the political system, though narrowly defined; the quotation is from p. 33. Other sources of figures quoted: Australia, Federal Court Library; Sawer (1985). United States, Stille (1986); Hacker (1983) and Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, (10 November 1984). India, Japan and Italy, letters from respective embassies. Soviet Union, Perchenok (1985). Britain, Central Office of Information, Women in Britain, (1984).