Mothers and employment choices

Fooks, Susan
March 2001
Family Matters;Autumn2001, Issue 58, p86
Academic Journal
This article highlights references which have been selected from the Australian Family & Society Abstracts database, produced by the Australian Institute of Family Studies to monitor the research, policy and practice literature on families and the social issues that affect them. Recent references are selected from the Australian Family & Society Abstracts that examine the employment choices of parents-mothers in particular. The authors examine the preferences and participation for men and women in the workforce and show the patterns of hours worked in relation to the age of children, the actual versus the preferred working hours for women with children between the ages of 0-12 and the preferred working hours of women not in the paid workforce. Work and family issues, including the influence of work on family strength and well-being are examined in this report, which was prepared for the Department of Family and Community Services as a background paper for the National Families Strategy.


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