Hillary Clinton referred to her nomination for president as the “biggest crack in the glass ceiling" of the United States. But the average American woman in work still faces significant challenges in regards to pay, statutory protections, affordable childcare, and representation in corporate leadership.

At a time when the debate over whether and to what extent the US government should regulate work-family policy has never been more hotly contested, our new report compares the US experience with that of Australia for an in-depth insight into the working lives of women in both countries.

At the launch of the US Studies Centre's report Women at Work: Australia and the United States, author Dr Rae Cooper was joined by Sky News Presenter and former Premier of NSW Kristina Keneally to discuss the findings.

DownloadWomen at work: Australia and the United States

Women at Work: Australia and the United States