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.