Health in Rural and remote areas of Australia

Publisher: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 2003

Status – CURRENT

Younger rural women’s aspirations and life experiences are very different from those of their city cousins (see Figures 1 and 2). Rural women marry younger and have more children, at an earlier age, than urban women. They are also less likely to have completed high school or have post-secondary qualifications. Rural women of all ages are more likely to do unpaid work in the family business or farm. Lack of qualifications and experience, combined with a depressed rural job market, restrict their options for paid work.

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