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Barriers to maternal workforce participation and relationship between paid work and health

Bourke-Taylor, H., Howie, L., Law, M.,

Academic Literature

2011

This article presents the findings from a mailed survey identifying issues including mother's health, workforce participation and barriers to inclusion in the workplace.

Compared to other working Australians, mothers in this study had higher education yet reported poorer health, lower family income and lower workforce participation. Respondents reported that service system limitations were the main barriers to participation in the paid workforce. Investigation of service changes such as increased respite care, availability of outside hours school care, improved professional competency and family-centred services is recommended in order to improve maternal participation in paid work.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Location : International

Domain/s: Economic participation, Health and wellbeing

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