This paper sets out technical research and modelling improvements undertaken by NSW Treasury subsequent to the publication of the 2021-22 NSW Intergenerational Report(IGR) as part of the Women’s Economic Opportunities Review.

It identifies the key drivers of unequal outcomes between women and men in the NSW labour market and then uses this to develop a modelling methodology that estimates the impact of measures that increase the affordability, availability and quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC).