Story: Income and wealth distribution

Woman road marker

Woman road marker

Heather Orsborn of Te Awanga in Hawke’s Bay renews road markings in Wellington in May 1960. Mrs Orsborn was working with her husband. An increasing number of married women returned to the paid workforce from the late 1950s, and this was one reason for the increasing equality of market income during those years.

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Brian Easton, 'Income and wealth distribution - Personal income distribution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Brian Easton, published 11 Mar 2010